My research project
Reclamation of mixed-wastewater by low-cost technologies for agricultural reuse
Environmental degradation arising from industrial, domestic and agricultural waste discharges has been a serious global challenge with high prevalence in the developing countries where the different waste streams commonly intercept and integrate in a ‘’mixed wastewater’’.
The unavailability of advanced wastewater treatment technologies in developing countries occasioned by high operational costs contributes to the increasing water resources pollution and scarcity. Nonetheless, wastewater treatment has been mainly on individual source with little or no focus on mixture of domestic, industrial and agricultural runoff waste streams.
This study therefore focuses on development of model mixed domestic, industrial, and agricultural runoff wastewaters and applying biological processes and low-cost technologies to improve the water quality. The potential reuse of the treated wastewater for irrigation of edible crops will also be assessed.