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Agricultural Wastewater Reuse for Indirect Potable Reuse

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Around the globe, populations experience drought conditions related to the overuse of fresh potable water. Many populations fail to recognize the untapped potential of their wastewater. Wastewater is any water that has been altered through human use such as for domestic, industrial or agricultural purposes. Depending on the source of the wastewater, it may contain a multitude of different pollutants. Typically, the reuse of water from sources such as these is off putting and frowned upon by general populations. Even so, wastewater has been treated on some level and most commonly reused in agricultural settings. Current wastewater treatment technology allows for our wastewater to be a large reliable source of potable water. Treating wastewater to a tertiary level has the ability to boost the health of the environment it is returned to, supplement drought-ridden water supplies, and decrease the strain on current water resources. Our team is privileged to have the opportunity to work with the Azrieli College of Engineering in Jerusalem. As a country, Israel is currently developing the cutting-edge technology in the wastewater industry, creating a positive global impact. Our focus will be on the process of cleaning agricultural wastewater, with common pollutants including fertilizer, organic wastes (manure) and industrial byproducts for reuse as indirect potable water.

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Agricultural Wastewater Reuse for Indirect Potable Reuse

Around the globe, populations experience drought conditions related to the overuse of fresh potable water. Many populations fail to recognize the untapped potential of their wastewater. Wastewater is any water that has been altered through human use such as for domestic, industrial or agricultural purposes. Depending on the source of the wastewater, it may contain a multitude of different pollutants. Typically, the reuse of water from sources such as these is off putting and frowned upon by general populations. Even so, wastewater has been treated on some level and most commonly reused in agricultural settings. Current wastewater treatment technology allows for our wastewater to be a large reliable source of potable water. Treating wastewater to a tertiary level has the ability to boost the health of the environment it is returned to, supplement drought-ridden water supplies, and decrease the strain on current water resources. Our team is privileged to have the opportunity to work with the Azrieli College of Engineering in Jerusalem. As a country, Israel is currently developing the cutting-edge technology in the wastewater industry, creating a positive global impact. Our focus will be on the process of cleaning agricultural wastewater, with common pollutants including fertilizer, organic wastes (manure) and industrial byproducts for reuse as indirect potable water.