Wastewater treatment infrastructure and design

Joseph Akunna, Joanne Bartie

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    Depending on the characteristics of the wastewater and the preferred final disposal routes, wastewater treatment works can consist of a simple single operation or a series of separate operations, involving multiple units. This chapter deals with identification of appropriate technologies for the treatment and disposal of wastewaters from an urban environment, which originates mainly from domestic and agro-food/beverage processing activities. It discusses the various factors including economics and climate change, affecting investment in the United Kingdom (UK) wastewater treatment infrastructure. These factors influence the investment decisions and risks that water companies are willing to take, and necessitate the need for the UK water industry to take a holistic view of these drivers for infrastructure selection and design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWater resources in the built environment
    Subtitle of host publicationmanagement issues and solutions
    EditorsColin A. Booth, Susanne M. Charlesworth
    Place of PublicationChichester
    PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons, Ltd
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118809167
    ISBN (Print)9780470670910
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2014


    • Climate change
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
    • United Kingdom (UK) water industry
    • Wastewater treatment


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