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Water Science & Technology Vol 23 No 10-12 pp 2135–2140 © IWA Publishing 1990

Water Saving and Wastewater Reuse and Recycle in China

Zhang Zhongxiang* and Qian Yi**

*Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection, Beijing, China
**Department of Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


With the development of industrial economy and urban construction, water pollution and water shortage in China have become very serious problems in recent years. In this paper, a general picture on water pollution and water shortage in China is described. The regulations of technical policy of Water pollution prevention and control of PRC are introduced. The major measures of water saving in industries and cities are presented. The reuse of reclaimed municipal wastewater as a secondary water source is recommended. Some demonstration projects of wastewater reuse for different uses are presented. Research works concerning reuse and recycling system of industrial wastewater are presented as well.

Keywords: Water saving, Wastewater reuse and recycle, Cooling water, Reclaimed municipal wastewater.

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