Anaerobic pond


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Official WHO Definition

In the context of wastewater treatment, it is a treatment pond where anaerobic digestion and sedimentation of organic wastes occur; usually the first type of pond in a waste stabilization pond system; requires periodic removal of accumulated sludge formed as a result of sedimentation (WHO 2006).A pond where available oxygen has been used by aerobic bacteria, facultative bacteria capable of either aerobic or anaerobic activity take over, and finally anaerobic organisms commence activity (WHO 1992).

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Interpretations and Explanations


WHO (2006) WHO Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater.WHO (1992) A guide to the development of on-site sanitation.

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