Water Science & Technology Vol 19 No 8 pp 5162 © IWA Publishing 1987
Experiences with Land Treatment of Wastewater in the Federal Republic of Germany
Reiner Boll and Rolf Kayser
Institut für Stadtbauwesen, Techn. Universität Braunschweig, P.O. Box 3329, 3300 Braunschweig, F.R.G.
The largest wastewater land treatment facility in operation in the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Braunschweig (Lower Saxony) and serves a population of about 290,000. The treatment process consists of three main components: a pre-treatment plant as an activated sludge process, a sprinkler irrigation area of 3,000 ha of farmland and an old sewage farm of 180 ha with surface flooding. This paper briefly summarizes the experiences with management and operation of the system, the treatment results with reference to environmental impact, development of agriculture and some financial aspects.
Keywords: Land treatment, sprinkler irrigation, biological pre-treatment, reuse of wastewater in agriculture, odour, trade organics, costs.
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