The implications of household greywater treatment and reuse for municipal wastewater flows and micropollutant loads

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Revitt, D., Eriksson, E. and Donner, E. 2011. The implications of household greywater treatment and reuse for municipal wastewater flows and micropollutant loads. Water Research. 45 (4), pp. 1549-1560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2010.11.027
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TitleThe implications of household greywater treatment and reuse for municipal wastewater flows and micropollutant loads
AuthorsRevitt, D., Eriksson, E. and Donner, E.
Abstract

An increasing worldwide interest in water recycling technologies such as greywater treatment and reuse suggests that additional research to elucidate the fate of xenobiotics during such practices would be beneficial. In this paper, scenario analyses supported by empirical data are used for highlighting the potential fate of a selection of xenobiotic micropollutants in decentralised greywater treatment systems, and for investigation of the possible implications of greywater recycling for the wider urban water cycle. Potential potable water savings of up to 43% are predicted for greywater recycling based on Danish water use statistics and priority substance monitoring at a greywater treatment plant in Denmark. Adsorption represents an important mechanism for the removal of cadmium, nickel, lead and nonylphenol from influent greywater and therefore the disposal route adopted for the generated sludge can exert a major impact on the overall efficiency and environmental sustainability of greywater treatment.

KeywordsAvailable online 24 November 2010
PublisherElsevier
JournalWater Research
ISSN0043-1354
Publication dates
Online24 Nov 2010
Print01 Feb 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Apr 2015
Accepted19 Nov 2010
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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Post-print version now included as permitted by publisher, Elsevier (reference Sherpa/Romeo)

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2010.11.027
LanguageEnglish
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