Impact of Reclaimed Wastewater Used for Irrigation in the Agricultural Supply Chain

  • Zaineb BakariEmail author
  • Nesrine Boujelben
  • Nesrine Turki
  • Massimo Del Bubba
  • Boubaker Elleuch
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The purpose of this work is to evaluate the impacts of strawberry crop irrigation with treated wastewater (TWW) as compared to fresh water (FW) irrigation on crops productivity. Different dilutions of TWW from urban and mixed urban-industrial origins were used for the irrigation of strawberry in pots. This crop was selected as a fruit model species for its high economic value in the countries involved in the project, and due to the high water-content of this fruit, it is presumably vulnerable to the presence of residual organic micropollutants dissolved in reused TWW. Chemical contamination indicators—polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), ethoxylatedalkylphenols (APnEOs) and alkylphenols (APs)—were studied.


Treated wastewater Irrigation Strawberry Organic compounds Impact 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zaineb Bakari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nesrine Boujelben
    • 1
  • Nesrine Turki
    • 1
  • Massimo Del Bubba
    • 2
  • Boubaker Elleuch
    • 1
  1. 1.Sfax UniversitySfaxTunisia
  2. 2.Florence UniversitySesto FiorentinoItaly

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