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dc.contributor.authorArthur, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeasdale, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorWarnken, Janen_US
dc.contributor.editorCharles P. Gerba, Paul R. Hunter, Paul Jagals, In S. Kim, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Steve Pedleyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T14:40:01Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T14:40:01Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-05-17T06:25:45Z
dc.identifier.issn1477-8920en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2166/wh.2009.134en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29704
dc.description.abstractChanges were assessed in urban wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent quality during short-term storage in open surface ponds. Water quality was monitored over five years at the inlets and outlets of open storage ponds located at three biological nutrient removal plants. Pond influent temperature, rainfall and sewage inflow were not found to be major factors. However, there was a trend for water temperature to be correlated negatively with nitrogenous nutrient and positively with faecal coliform values. The observed increases in faecal coliforms, nutrients and chemical oxygen demand were most likely caused through avian faecal contamination. These increases challenge the notion that pond storage has a positive or negligible effect on effluent quality. The observed one to two orders of magnitude increase in faecal coliforms may affect reuse scheme viability by limiting the range of uses under Australian water recycling guidelines. Potential improvements to short-term recycled water storage management at WWTPs could include the integration of monitoring requirements in WWTP discharge licences and recycling guidelines and the monitoring of all water quality parameters, including microbiological ones, at the point of entry into the recycled water distribution system, after WWTP storage, rather than directly post-disinfectionen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherIWA Plublishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.iwaponline.com/jwh/default.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom597en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto608en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of water and healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Monitoringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050206en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode039901en_US
dc.titleDecline in recycled water quality during short-term storage in open pondsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright IWA Publishing 2009. The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Journal of Water and Health Vol 07 No 4 pp 597–608 2009 http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wh.2009.134 and is available at www.iwapublishing.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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