Source control in urban sanitation and waste management: Ten systems with reuse of resources

Citation
R. Otterpohl et al., Source control in urban sanitation and waste management: Ten systems with reuse of resources, WATER SCI T, 39(5), 1999, pp. 153-160
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ISSN journal
0273-1223 → ACNP
Volume
39
Issue
5
Year of publication
1999
Pages
153 - 160
Database
ISI
SICI code
0273-1223(1999)39:5<153:SCIUSA>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
This paper is a follow up of one presented by Otterpohl et al. (1997) in Wa ter Science Br Technology. This extension emphasises the responsibility of the professionals in waste- and wastewater management for future developmen t. It shows a lists of 10 technological options for sanitation with source control. The political discussion about future sanitation systems seems to lack input of those working on further development. Even Agenda 21 is a com plete failure in this respect - sadly, in a core subject for survival of fu ture generations. The main task of sanitation besides highest hygienic stan dards is to keep soil fertile. Sanitation with the mixing up of food and water cycles washes all those sub stances out to the seas that are extremely harmful there (accumulation) and extremely necessary on the land (depletion of fertility and fossil resourc es). New integrated sanitation and waste management systems will mostly hav e to respect different qualities of matter from human settlements: blackwat er with biowaste, greywater, stormwater runoff and non-biodegradable waste. Based on this distinction, nine differentiating and one mixing systems wit h resources management are presented. Some of them require careful examinat ion in selected pilot projects. (C) 1999 IAWQ Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.