Greywater recycling: Treatment options and applications

Pidou, M., Memon F. A., Stephenson, T., Jefferson, B. and Jeffrey, P. (2007) Greywater recycling: Treatment options and applications. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 160 3: 119-131. doi:10.1680/ensu.2007.160.3.119

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Author Pidou, M.
Memon F. A.
Stephenson, T.
Jefferson, B.
Jeffrey, P.
Title Greywater recycling: Treatment options and applications
Journal name Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1478-4629
Publication date 2007-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1680/ensu.2007.160.3.119
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 160
Issue 3
Start page 119
End page 131
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher ICE Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Wastewater is an immense resource that could find significant applications in regions of water scarcity. Greywater has particular advantages in that it is a large source with a low organic content. Through critical analysis of data from existing greywater recycling applications, this paper presents a review of existing technologies and applications by collating a disparate information base and comparing/contrasting the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Simple technologies and sand filters have been shown to have a limited effect on greywater; membranes are reported to provide good solids removal but cannot efficiently tackle the organic fraction. Alternatively, biological and extensive schemes achieve a good general treatment of greywater with particularly effective removal of organics. The best overall performances were observed within schemes that combine different types of methods to ensure effective treatment of all the fractions.
Keyword Recycling and reuse of materials
Water supply
Waste management and disposal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Fri, 21 Oct 2011, 22:00:07 EST by Dr Marc Pidou on behalf of Advanced Water Management Centre