Sustainable integration of water reuse in a multi-resources system
Prof. Dr. Avner Adin | Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Israel
Wastewater reuse is an emerging water generation tool for combating water stress. The work aims at paving a way for its sustainable integration in a multi-resources system. A holistic, water cycle approach enables management of out coming water quality challenges, and directs innovative solutions, their wise use is discussed. e.g. long term threats of desalination to public health and agriculture
Evaluation of the sustainability of wastewater reuse in agriculture: development and application of a holistic approach
Prof. Dr. Paolo Roccaro | Università degli Studi di Catania | Italy
A methodology was developed to identify sustainable wastewater reuse solutions. Such methodology was applied to about 100 irrigation districts present in Sicily (Italy). For each irrigation district all the information concerning the Reuse Factors were collected. Such information resulted in a Sustainable Wastewater Reuse Index (SWRI) that is useful to set a priority list of reuse projects.
Water reuse in hydroponic systems: results from four European feasibility studies
Dr. Marius Mohr | Fraunhofer IGB | Germany
In the research project HypoWave, four case sites in Germany, Belgium and Portugal have been evaluated regarding the potential of the utilization of specifically treated sewage in hydroponic systems. Overall, driving and limiting factors have been identified and a high interest in implementing the concept in three from four sites indicated the potential of this integrated solution.
Design of a water reuse network in an industrial site in Kenya
Elham Ramin | Technical University of Denmark (DTU) | Denmark
This study presents a global optimization approach for designing a water reuse network in an industrial site in Kenya. Considering the complexity of water streams in terms of variability and number of pollutants, multiple optimum solutions are identified and further screened using post-optimization LCA. Preliminary results show potential for considerable economic and environmental improvements.