Low-rate biological treatment systems

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


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


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

Other Definitions


See also

Low-rate biological treatment systems

External Resources

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