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Qualitative characterization of household greywater in developing countries: a comprehensive review

Al-Gheethi, Adel Ali Saeed and Noman, Efaq Ali and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Bala, J. D. and Mohd Kassim, Amir Hashim (2018) Qualitative characterization of household greywater in developing countries: a comprehensive review. In: Management of Greywater in Developing Countries. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 1-31. ISBN 9783319902685

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Greywater is a type of wastewater generated from household activities which include bathing, laundry and kitchen activities. Greywater has a lower quality than potable water, but it is of higher quality than sewage. This article is a qualitative review presenting the quantities and qualitative characteristics of greywater in developed and developing countries. The chapter aims at highlighting the presence of nitrogen, phosphorus and pathogenic microorganisms. This paper provides a comprehensive review of greywater in order to understand the physiochemical and microbiological composition of greywater which represents the first step in choosing the most appropriate technology for the treatment process and to best evaluate the health risks associated with greywater discharge into the environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical; physical; microbiological composition; indicator bacteria
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 01:10
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:10
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11138
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