Special Issue "Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Reuse for Irrigation"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 May 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. William F. Ritter
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Guest Editor
University of Delaware, Newark, United States
Interests: waste management; groundwater pollution; water quality modeling; irrigation management; surface water contamination
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Land application of wastewater has been practiced for several hundreds of years. By 1875, there were about 50 sewage farms providing land treatment in England, and many similar farms served major cities in Europe and towns and cities in the US. By the late 19th century, it was considered to be the safest and best method for wastewater disposal. Treated effluents are customarily discharged into a surface water body. With advances in wastewater treatment technology, wastewater effluents can achieve a consistently high quality and are increasingly reclaimed for reuse. The value of reclaimed water in crop irrigation has long been recognized, particularly where fresh water resources are limited. It is expected that 60% of the total world’s population may face water shortage problems by 2025, so wastewater for crop irrigation and food production will become more important in many parts of the world. Wastewater reuse will face some challenges in the future, such as more stringent water quality standards and concerns about trace amounts of home care products, pharmaceuticals, sex and steroidal hormones and disinfection byproducts in the wastewater.

For this Special Issue on “Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Reuse for Irrigation”, we are interested in case studies, regulations, new wastewater treatment technology processes, aerosol transport, challenges facing land application in developing countries, economics, crop production issues, and water quality issues related to land application. This Special Issue should add some of the latest information on wastewater irrigation from a worldwide prospective to the literature.

Dr. William F. Ritter
Guest Editor

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  • trace elements
  • advanced wastewater treatment
  • economics
  • regulations
  • water quality
  • irrigation efficiency

Published Papers

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