Staff Publications

Staff Publications

  • external user (warningwarning)
  • Log in as
  • language uk
  • About

    'Staff publications' is the digital repository of Wageningen University & Research

    'Staff publications' contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.

    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

    Full text documents are added when available. The database is updated daily and currently holds about 240,000 items, of which 72,000 in open access.

    We have a manual that explains all the features 

Record number 349570
Title Pathogen removal mechanisms in macrophyte and algal waste stabilization ponds
Author(s) Awuah, E.
Source Wageningen University. Promotor(en): H.J. Gijzen, co-promotor(en): H.J. Lubberding. - [S.l.] : S.n. - ISBN 9085045002 - 147
Department(s) Sub-department of Environmental Technology
Publication type Dissertation, externally prepared
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) algen - plassen - afval - pathogenen - verwijdering - afvalwaterbehandeling - protozoa - bacteriën - bezinkingsvijvers - algae - ponds - wastes - pathogens - removal - waste water treatment - bacteria - stabilization ponds
Categories Waste Water Treatment / Waste treatment
Abstract Waste stabilization ponds are recognized as the solution to domestic wastewater treatment in developing countries. The use of such natural systems is considered to be very important. This is because it is cheap, easy to construct and they do not require high skilled labour. In the developing countries the objectives for wastewater treatment should put emphasis on pathogen removal since most diseases and deaths in these areas are caused by poor sanitation. The efficiency in the removal of pathogens in algal waste stabilization ponds has been found to be very good. The global awareness on resource depletion calls for the use of macrophytes to recover nutrients from wastewater and also to act as an incentive to wastewater treatment. However, the pathogen removal efficiencies of macrophyte-based stabilization ponds are not well known. An understanding of the mechanism involved could be used to improve on the technology and maximize the benefits through effective operation and maintenance practices
There are no comments yet. You can post the first one!
Post a comment
Please log in to use this service. Login as Wageningen University & Research user or guest user in upper right hand corner of this page.