Algae Removal in Waste Stabilization Ponds

  • Ayşen Türkman
  • Füsun Şengül
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 168)


Although waste stabilization ponds are generally considered to be suitable in small communities or for the treatment of industrial wastewaters, there are cases where they are considered to be appropriate for big cities also. They are in use at least 39 countries. They may become feasible if land is available at a low cost. This factor, considerable sunshine and generally warm weather in combination with significant financial advantage in operation forms the basis of feasibility of waste stabilization ponds system in izmir. izmir is the third biggest city of Turkey with its metropolitan population of about two milljon. Among the treatment system alternatives, waste stabilization ponds consisting of three ponds in series has found to be most appropriate for the domestic wastewaters combined with pretreated industrial wastewaters (Figure 1). In this alternate, the wastewaters will be held in anaerobic ponds, facultative ponds, and maturation ponds for 2, 18 and 4 days respectively.


Biochemical Oxygen Demand Stabilization Pond Detention Time Oxidation Ditch Waste Stabilization Pond 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayşen Türkman
    • 1
  • Füsun Şengül
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering Dept.Dokuz Eylül UniversityİzmirTurkey

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