Wastewater treatment and use in agriculture

Pescod, M.B. (1992) Wastewater treatment and use in agriculture. Other. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy.

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This publication provides a guide for the use of treated effluent for irrigation and agriculture. It presents the latest views on health risks, environmental hazards and crop production potential associated with the use of treated waste water. It explains the basis for conventional waste water treatment processes and introduces natural biological treatment systems as viable alternatives in developing countries, particularly in hot climates. An important chapter concentrates on waste water irrigation and with water quality requirements for optimum crop production and potential impacts on soils and crops. Economic, institutional and policy issues of waste water use in agriculture are briefly discussed. Finally, waste water use experience in seven countries under different conditions is reviewed and contrasted, including the USA, Jordan, Kuwait, Tunisia, Mexico, and India

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Author Affiliation: University of Newcastle-upon Tyne, UK
Subjects: Plant Production
Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 09:54
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 09:54
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8638

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