WIT Press


Wastewater Reuse By Drip Irrigation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR010151

Volume

5

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

876 kb

Author(s)

A. Capra and B. Scicolone

Abstract

Agriculture is the main user of water in Italy, as in most regions of the world. Particularly in southern regions, where it is more difficult to meet the agricultural water demand with conventional resources, wastewater (WW) reuse represents a viable option. In northern and central regions, where conventional resources are usually sufficient, WW reuse plays an important role in controlling surface water pollution. Drip irrigation is particularly suitable for WW reuse because it minimises the health risks to farmers and product consumers due to contact with the WW The performance of drip irrigation systems using WW is mainly limited by emitter clogging, and this discourages farmers from introducing it. The pa

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