Soil as a complementary treatment component for simultaneous wastewater disposal and reuse

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    Abstract

    Field experiments were conducted to verify;the hypothesis that soil performs as a complementary biofilter for secondary domestic treated wastewater disposal. The soil surrounding a subsurface point source functions as a biofilter for effluent used in agricultural irrigation. This hypothesis was examined in an outdoor experiment in which poliovirus was injected into the subsurface drip irrigation system. According the results, high virus concentration in applied effluent resulted in a very limited penetration into tomato plants via the roots. However, no viruses were detected in the leaves and the fruits.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-252
    Number of pages10
    JournalWater Science and Technology
    Volume34
    Issue number11 pt 7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
    EventProceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Association on Water Quality. Part 8 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 23 Jun 199628 Jun 1996

    Keywords

    • Disposal
    • Poliovirus
    • Reuse
    • Subsurface drip irrigation

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