Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

Authored by: Erik Grönlund

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466552494
eBook ISBN: 9781466552500
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Sustainability and sustainable development are important concepts more and more used; however, currently, there is no full consensus of these concepts. In this chapter, three different viewpoints will be taken. First there are aspects of sustainability for which there is almost full consensus. Second, this chapter will give an overview of what approaches have been used so far regarding sustainability assessment of wastewater treatment. Third, to give perspective on sustainability, a systems approach covering several of the important aspects identifiable in the context of sustainability and wastewater treatment will be used. This systems approach is not proven better than other approaches, but will work as a relative viewpoint.

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