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Title: Sludge dewatering using the reed bed system in the Gaza Strip, Palestine
Authors: Nassar, Abdel Majid
Smith, Michael D.
Afifi, Samir
Keywords: Dewatering
Hydraulic loading
Reed bed
Solid loading
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell © The Authors. Journal compilation © CIWEM
Citation: NASSAR, A.M., SMITH, M. and AFIFI, S., 2006. Sludge dewatering using the reed bed system in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Water and Environment Journal, 20 (1), pp. 27 - 34
Abstract: Sludge treatment using reed beds is more attractive in the Gaza Strip than traditional sludge drying beds. Sludges having solids contents of 1–2% can be applied to reed beds at a loading of 40 cm/m2 every 2 weeks. The infiltration rate for a reed bed system is high, and the evapotranspiration rate is typically 170% of pan evaporation. The cost of sludge treatment using reed beds is 0.34 US$/m3 compared with 1.01 US$/m3 for treatment using conventional drying beds. This paper presents the results of using reed beds for sludge treatment in the Gaza Strip for 3 years.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the serial Water and Environmental Journal [Wiley-Blackwell © The Authors. Journal compilation © CIWEM]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2005.00019.x
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-6593.2005.00019.x
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12700
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2005.00019.x
ISSN: 0951-7359
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