A framework for efficient wastewater treatment and recycling systems
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Mekala, Gayathri Devi; Davidson, B.; Samad, Madar; Boland, A. M. 2008. A framework for efficient wastewater treatment and recycling systems. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 17p. (IWMI Working Paper 129) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.310
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Use of un-treated/partially treated wastewater for irrigation in the dry countries of Asia and Africa and recycling of treated wastewater in the water scarce developed countries has become a common practice due to various reasons. While the lack of wastewater treatment to appropriate levels before use is a major problem in developing countries, the high cost of wastewater recycling is the major problem in developed countries. The current paper is part of a doctoral research and presents the conceptual framework for the research and the methodology that can be used to tackle the problems associated with wastewater recycling.