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Life Cycle Assessment of wastewater treatment systems for small communities: activated sludge, constructed wetlands and high rate algal ponds

Author
Marianna Garfi'; Flores, L.; Ferrer, I.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of cleaner production
Date of publication
2017-09
Volume
161
First page
211
Last page
219
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.05.116 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/106547 Open in new window
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317148649_Life_Cycle_Assessment_of_wastewater_treatment_systems_for_small_communities_Activated_sludge_constructed_wetlands_and_high_rate_algal_ponds Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617310569 Open in new window
Abstract
The aim of this study was to assess the environmental impact of three alternatives for wastewater treatment in small communities. To this end, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was carried out comparing a conventional wastewater treatment plant (i.e. activated sludge system) with two nature-based technologies (i.e. hybrid constructed wetland and high rate algal pond systems). Moreover, an economic evaluation was also addressed. All systems served a population equivalent of 1500 p.e. The functional u...
Citation
Marianna Garfi', Flores, L., Ferrer, I. Life Cycle Assessment of wastewater treatment systems for small communities: activated sludge, constructed wetlands and high rate algal ponds. "Journal of cleaner production", Setembre 2017, vol. 161, p. 211-219.
Keywords
Constructed wetlands Environmental impact assessment Decentralized wastewater treatment system High rate algal ponds Nature-based technology Wastewater treatment
Group of research
GEMMA - Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology

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