Impact of Reclaimed Wastewater Used for Irrigation in the Agricultural Supply Chain
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.
KeywordsTreated wastewater Irrigation Strawberry Organic compounds Impact
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