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Cover for A framework for a global assessment of the extent of wastewater irrigation: the need for a common wastewater typology.

Policies on wastewater use have tended to focus on treatment before use and the implementation of strict regulations. But in many low-income developing countries untreated urban wastewater is used for irrigation. Clear policy guidelines on how to optimise the benefits and minimise the risks of this ...

Author(s)
Hoek, W. van der
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A fresh look at microbial guidelines for wastewater irrigation in agriculture: a risk-assessment and cost-effectiveness approach.

This study aimed to develop a risk-assessment/cost-effectiveness approach, to compare the risks of irrigating with wastewater treated to meet various recommended microbial guidelines - World Health Organization (WHO) versus United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) - for unrestricted...

Author(s)
Fattal, B.; Lampert, Y.; Shuval, H.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A future urban ecosystem incorporating urban aquaculture for wastewater treatment and food production.

Predicted increases in wastewater flows from seven megacities by 2050 show that even with large capital investments in sewage treatment to treat an ever-increasing volume of wastewater, nitrogen loadings to coastal oceans will continue to increase dramatically. Furthermore, it is uncertain if...

Author(s)
Costa-Pierce, B.; Desbonnet, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A shifting tide: environmental challenges and cruise industry responses.

Based on an analysis of cruise lines' response to the challenges of wastewater, hazardous waste, solid waste, and oily bilge water, this chapter suggests that the major cruise lines have done much to respond to the challenge of preserving the environment on which their business depends. It argues...

Author(s)
Sweeting, J. E. N.; Wayne, S. L.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930486)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A sustainable livelihoods approach for action research on wastewater use in agriculture.

The dearth of holistic studies that use a combination of technical and socio-economic, quantitative and qualitative methodologies impedes advances in the formulation of recommendations that could enhance the benefits and mitigate the harmful effects of wastewater use for both producers and...

Author(s)
Buechler, S. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural use of untreated urban wastewater in Ghana.

In Ghana, urban sanitation infrastructure is poor and only a small portion of the (primarily domestic) wastewater is collected for treatment. The bulk ends up in drains and nearby water bodies and is used by urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers for irrigation. Open-space urban and peri-urban...

Author(s)
Keraita, B. N.; Drechsel, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aquaculture in future urban ecosystems.

This chapter summarizes the preceding chapters and concludes that urban aquaculture, particularly using recycled wastewater, presents unlimited opportunities and potential in the development of future sustainable urban ecosystems.

Author(s)
Desbonnet, A.; Costa-Pierce, B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioremediation of gaseous and liquid hydrogen sulfide pollutants by microbial oxidation.

Sulfide emissions into the environment, both in gas and in liquid phase, have increased due to the rapid increase in industrial operations. Although physico-chemical treatment methods have been developed and applied successfully at an industrial level of operation their ability to remove sulfide...

Author(s)
Ravichandra Potumarthi; Rao, A. G.; Annapurna Jetty
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chemically induced alterations to gonadal differentiation in fish.

The characteristics and the population impacts of gonadal intersex in roach (Rutilus rutilus) in the UK and in other fishes due to chemical contaminants in effluents and waste water are presented. Studies on the experimental induction of gonadal alterations in medaka (Oryzias latipes) are also...

Author(s)
Metcalfe, C. D.; Kidd, K. A.; Sumpter, J. P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935535)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Confronting the realities of wastewater use in irrigated agriculture: lessons learned and recommendations.

This concluding chapter synthesises results and lessons learned throughout this volume, which deals with the reality of wastewater use in agriculture in developing countries. It then extrapolates from these lessons, to make pragmatic recommendations aimed at protecting both the public health and...

Author(s)
Faruqui, N. I.; Scott, C. A.; Raschid-Sally, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter

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