Type: Chapter

The use of treated wastewater for crop irrigation


Alfieri Pollice


Ramy Saliba


Antonio Lonigro

Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy

Publication date:

06 July 2018

ID: 9781838796303

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The reuse of treated wastewater for crop irrigation is important in the effective use of scarce water resources in ensuring a stable supply and in recovery of nutrients. This chapter explains the composition of wastewater, methods for treatment and guidelines for reuse for crop irrigation, including crop types and irrigation techniques.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Characteristics of wastewater and treated effluents
3 Wastewater treatment technologies
4 Guidelines for agricultural reuse of treated wastewater
5 Irrigation with treated wastewater: crop types and irrigation methods
6 Conclusions and public acceptance of treated wastewater reuse
7 Where to look for further information
8 References