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This book addresses in detail the use of treated wastewater in agricultural situations, its impact on crops and the soil environment. Coverage includes the composition and treatment of wastewater, health considerations, regulations and economic aspects. Major sections of the book also concentrate on crop management and the soil environment.
Part I GENERAL ASPECTS.
Chapter 1 Sources and composition of sewage effluent; treatment systems and methods
Chapter 2 Health considerations in the recycling of water and use of treated wastewater in agriculture and other non-potable purposes
Chapter 3 Irrigation with recycled water: guidelines and regulations
Chapter 4 Economic aspects of irrigation with treated wastewater
Part II IMPACTS ON THE SOIL ENVIRONMENT AND CROPS.
Chapter 5 Major minerals.
Chapter 6 Toxic elements.
Chapter 7 Heavy metals in soils irrigated with wastewater
Chapter 8 Salinity
Chapter 9 Physical aspects
Chapter 10 Fouling in microirrigation systems applying treated wastewater effluents
Chapter 11 Effects of treated municipal wastewater irrigation on soil microbiology
Chapter 12 Impact of irrigation with treated wastewater on pesticides and other organic microcontaminants in soils
Chapter 13 Organic matter in wastewater and treated wastewaterirrigated soils: properties and effects
Chapter 14 Analysis of transport of mixed Na/Ca salts in a three-dimensional heterogeneous variably saturated soil
Guy J. Levy, Pinchas Fine and Asher Bar-Tal are based at the Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Israel.
This book provides a comprehensive and highly relevant overview of the many issues involved in the use of treated wastewater (TWW) in irrigated agriculture ... This interesting book is recommended reading for scientists, engineers and for graduate teaching. (Experimental Agriculture, 2011) "This book is a comprehensive examination of irrigation with TWW from both agricultural and environmental perspectives, looking at both the advantages and disadvantages of this technology ... this book is an essential reference for anyone working in irrigation, crop production, and water management." (Booknews, 1 April 2011)