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Record number 351239
Title A good life environment for all through conceptual, technological and social innovations
Author(s) Lettinga, G.
Source Water Science and Technology 54 (2006)2. - ISSN 0273-1223 - p. 1 - 9.
Department(s) Environmental Technology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) sewage-treatment system - waste-water treatment - developing-countries - uasb reactor - performance - posttreatment - feasibility - combination
Abstract In conventional environmental protection the parallel development of advanced technical solutions alongside ever more stringent environmental standards increasingly conflicts with the moral and practical imperatives to ensure sustainability and drastically improve the life conditions of the world's poor. Such priorities are far better tackled by technological and social innovations based on relatively simple and highly sustainable concepts: e.g., applying Natural Biological Mineralization Routes (NBMR) for wastewater and waste treatment, implementing Decentralized Sanitation and Resource Recovery and Reuse (DESAR3) where transport of waste(water)s is kept to an optimum level and pollutants valorized, etc. With developing countries now taking a lead in applying these concepts in public sanitation, the more prosperous countries will gradually abandon the expensive, vulnerable and non-sustainable conventional approaches to wastes treatment and environmental protection
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