Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges

  title={Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges},
  author={Despo Fatta-Kassinos and Dionysios Dionysiou and Klaus K{\"u}mmerer},
  journal={Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges},
This volume offers an overview of current challenges related to the wastewater reuse practice, including analytical methodologies, bioassays, uptake of organic contaminants during crop irrigation, and antibiotic resistance-related issues. It also offers information on various wastewater reuse cases under various scenarios. 
Removal of Pathogens and Chemicals of Emerging Concern by Pilot-Scale FO-RO Hybrid Units Treating RO Concentrate, Graywater, and Sewage for Centralized and Decentralized Potable Reuse
This study evaluated the water quality produced by forward osmosis-reverse osmosis (FO-RO) treatment at pilot scale of RO concentrate generated at centralized potable reuse facilities and of graywa...
Environmental impacts of an advanced oxidation process as tertiary treatment in a wastewater treatment plant.
A comparative analysis between the ozonation and the photo-Fenton process as tertiary wastewater treatment processes used to reclaim wastewater for agricultural irrigation and shows that both tertiary treatment options reduce water stress locally. Expand
Recent Advances in Adsorption Kinetic Models: Their Application to Dye Types
Abstract The increased environmental awareness and tighter regulatory standards have prompted various industries to seek appropriate wastewater treatment technologies, in particular, for coloredExpand
The status of freshwater and reused treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Global freshwater scarcity is imposing the demand for using non-conventional water resources for irrigation and non-irrigation purposes. Direct reuse of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigationExpand
Ozonation of Municipal Wastewater for Water Reuse
Water is essential for life in all the levels: humans, animals and plants depend on it for their existence. The unsustainable growth, the changes in the consumption pattern and the climate changeExpand
Electrodialysis applied to the treatment of an university sewage for water recovery
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the application of electrodialysis (ED) as tertiary treatment of a university effluent aiming at the water recovery and reuse in threeExpand
Health risk assessment of reclaimed wastewater: A case study of a conventional water reclamation plant in Nanjing, China.
The results strongly suggest the need for the introduction of advanced treatment technologies capable of effectively removing SVOCs and NAs in water reclamation plants. Expand
Long-Term Strategies for Tackling Micropollutants
Nowadays, more than 30,000 chemicals (including pharmaceuticals, biocides and pesticides) are estimated to be of relevance for the aquatic environment. Wastewater has to be treated to meet theExpand
The summer of 2018 was extraordinarily dry, and the groundwater levels and water flows are still low at some places in Sweden. Changes in water use, a growing population, higher living standards andExpand
N-Nitrosamines and halogenated disinfection byproducts in U.S. Full Advanced Treatment trains for potable reuse.
Weighting DBP concentrations by their toxic potencies highlighted the potential significance of haloacetonitriles, which were not effectively removed by reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation, to the DBP-associated toxicity in potable reuse waters. Expand


Wastewater reuse applications and contaminants of emerging concern
The challenges of wastewater reuse practices with regard to contaminants of emerging concern, their transformation while in the environment, their potential uptake by plants and crops, the effects that these contaminants may induce in the environments, the evolution and release of antibiotic resistance, and the technologies that are able to remove such contaminants from wastewater are discussed. Expand
The risks associated with wastewater reuse and xenobiotics in the agroecological environment.
The review addresses the problems that might be related to the repeated treated wastewater release in the environment for reuse applications in respect to the wastewater residual load in heavy metals, accumulating in soil and plants and especially in their edible parts, in xenobiotic compounds. Expand
Occurrence of PPCPs at a Wastewater Treatment Plant and in Soil and Groundwater at a Land Application Site
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) can reach soil and aquatic environments through land application of wastewater effluent and agricultural runoff. The objective of this research wasExpand
Current status in wastewater treatment, reuse and research in some mediterranean countries
AbstractThe status of treated wastewater reuse as experienced in some Mediterranean Basin countries such as Greece, Israel, Italy and Cyprus is examined. General background information is given forExpand
Impact of treated wastewater irrigation on antibiotic resistance in the soil microbiome
  • J. Gatica, E. Cytryn
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • 2013
It is concluded that contradictory to freshwater environments where WWTP effluent influx tends to expand antibiotic- resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic-resistant genes levels, TWW irrigation does not seem to impact AR levels in the soil microbiome. Expand
Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse
1. Wastewater Engineering: An Overview 2. Constituents in Wastewater 3. Analysis and Selection of Wastewater Flowrates and Constituent Loadings 4. Introduction to Process Analysis and Selection 5.Expand
Application of solar AOPs and ozonation for elimination of micropollutants in municipal wastewater treatment plant effluents.
Different advanced technologies: solar heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO(2), solar photo-Fenton and ozonation, are studied as tertiary treatments for the remediation of micropollutants present in real municipal wastewater treatment plants effluents at pilot plant scale. Expand
Distribution and accumulation of endocrine-disrupting chemicals and pharmaceuticals in wastewater irrigated soils in Hebei, China.
Investigation of the occurrence of 43 emerging contaminants including 9 endocrine-disrupting chemicals and 34 pharmaceuticals in Hebei Province, north China found that triclocarban might pose high risks to terrestrial organisms while the other detected compounds posed minimal risks. Expand
Irrigation of treated wastewater in Braunschweig, Germany: an option to remove pharmaceuticals and musk fragrances.
No differences in PPCP pollution of the groundwater were found due to irrigation of STP effluent with and without addition of digested sludge, because many polar compounds do not sorb to sludge and lipophilic compounds are not mobile in the soil-aquifer. Expand
Analysis of emerging organic contaminants in environmental solid samples
AbstractSpreading sewage sludge on agricultural lands has been actively promoted by national authorities as an economic way of recycling. However, as by-product of wastewater treatment, sewage sludgeExpand