Wastewater Reuse

  • Robert Maliva
  • Thomas Missimer
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Wastewater reuse has a long history throughout the world. Indications of reuse of wastewater go back in time at least 5,000 years to the Minoan civilization of ancient Greece (Asano and Levine, Water science and technology, 30:1–14, 1996; Vignesnaran and Sundaravadivel, Recycle and reuse of domestic wastewater, Oxford, UK: Eolss Publishers, 2004). The major historic and current use of wastewater is irrigation, both agricultural and non-agricultural (e.g., landscape, parks, golf courses). Irrigation is a preferred use of reclaimed water (treated sewage effluent), because it does not require water of the highest quality and wastewater contains nutrients needed for crops. Wastewater may also be recycled for industrial uses and, less commonly, to augment the potable water supply


Wastewater Treatment System Wastewater Treatment Process Agricultural Irrigation Manage Aquifer Recharge Wastewater Reuse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Maliva
    • 1
  • Thomas Missimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger Water ServicesFort MyersUSA
  2. 2. Water Desalination and Reuse CenterKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalSaudi Arabia

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