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Disinfection technologies for household greywater

Algheethi, Adel Ali Saeed and Noman, Efaq Ali and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and A. Talip, Balkis and Mohd Kassim, Amir Hashim and Ismail, Norli (2018) Disinfection technologies for household greywater. In: Management of Greywater in Developing Countries. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 185-203. ISBN 9783319902685

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The treatment technologies for greywater are followed by the disinfection processes in order to achieve safe disposal into the environment. The disinfection technologies aim at reducing or minimising the concentrations of the pathogenic microorganism of greywater which have a high potential risk for humans and plants, and, thus, provide safe and aesthetically acceptable greywater that is appropriate for the purpose of irrigation. The disinfection processes include chemical (chlorination and ozonation), physical or mechanical (filtration process) and radiation disinfection (UV irradiation, solar disinfection (SODIS)). The degree of the disinfection process proposed must take into account the type of reuse and the risk of exposure to the population. In this chapter, the disinfection techniques of greywater are reviewed and discussed based on their efficiency to eliminate the pathogenic bacteria and other toxic by-products. The objective of this chapter was to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of disinfection processes. Among the several disinfectant technologies for greywater, SODIS appears to be the most potent technology which is widely applicable in most of the developing countries experiencing arid and semi-arid atmospheric conditions due to the high density of sunlight which is more effective for inactivating pathogenic microorganisms.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: SODIS; AOPs; pathogenic bacteria; PGP; non-culture methods
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 01:11
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11147
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