Sustainable wastewater management: life cycle assessment of conventional and source-separating urban sanitation systems.

@article{Remy2008SustainableWM,
  title={Sustainable wastewater management: life cycle assessment of conventional and source-separating urban sanitation systems.},
  author={Christian Remy and Martin R Jekel},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={1555-62}
}
Conventional and source-separating urban sanitation systems are compared with regard to their ecological sustainability using the methodology of Life Cycle Assessment. A substance flow model of all relevant processes in a settlement with 5,000 inhabitants is set up and evaluated with environmental indicators for resource demand and emissions to air, water, and soil. The comparison shows that source separation does not necessarily result in a system with less environmental impacts. If the… CONTINUE READING