Fate of water treatment residual : an entire profile of Ireland regarding beneficial reuse

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Title: Fate of water treatment residual : an entire profile of Ireland regarding beneficial reuse
Authors: Zhao, Y.Q.
Doherty, L.P.
Doyle, D.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3110
Date: Apr-2011
Abstract: Ireland's water treatment residual (WTR) production rate and reuse situation was investigated to complement the novel research on WTR reuse development in University College Dublin, Ireland. The resulting GIS maps reveal the state of WTR production, disposal and beneficial reuse throughout the country. The total WTR production in Ireland is 15,679 tonnes of dry solids per annum with over 90% of WTR being aluminium-salt-coagulated WTR. Only 8% of WTR is recycled or reused via composting, landspreading, cement manufacturing, constructed wetlands and quarry remediation. The authors recommend that there be further attempts to use WTR in constructed wetlands and cement manufacturing in Ireland.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright (published version): 2011 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Alum-water treatment residualConstructed wetlandReuseIreland
Subject LCSH: Water treatment plant residuals--Ireland--Maps
Constructed wetlands--Ireland
DOI: 10.1080/00207233.2010.543564
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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