Low-rate biological treatment systems

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WHO-Definition

Systems that use biological processes to treat wastewater in large basins, usually earthen ponds (WHO 2006).

Explanation

Characterized by long hydraulic retention times. Examples of low-rate biological treatment processes include waste stabilization ponds, wastewater storage and treatment reservoirs and constructed wetlands (WHO 2006).

References and Links

WHO (2006) Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater

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WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

Other Definitions

References

See also

Low-rate biological treatment systems

External Resources

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