One of the key roles of water quality scientists and engineers is to develop affordable wastewater treatment systems, as efficient as required by applicable legislation, error and nuisance free, environment-friendly, fault-tolerant and easy to operate. The concepts of affordability and appropriateness are considered. A number of “classic” errors in the implementation of supposedly low cost treatment systems are outlined. Finally the features of three successful types of treatment technology are described.
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Petr Grau; Low cost wastewater treatment. Water Sci Technol 1 April 1996; 33 (8): 39–46. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1996.0150
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