Aquifer storage and recovery of treated sewage effluent in the middle east

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561680
Title:
Aquifer storage and recovery of treated sewage effluent in the middle east
Authors:
Maliva,, Robert G.; Missimer, Thomas M.; Winslow, Frank P.; Herrmann, Rolf
Abstract:
Treated sewage effluent (TSE) is becoming a critical resource in arid parts of the world. The high costs of desalinated potablewater and the depletion of fresh groundwater resources necessitate increased use of TSE as an important component of water resource management throughout the Middle East. TSE can replace potable-quality water in irrigation, with the latter becoming too valuable a resource to use for irrigation purposes. In urban regions of theMiddle East and North Africa, excess TSE is often available because of seasonal variations in demand and supply or that the development of reuse infrastructure has not kept pace with population growth, concomitant water use and TSE generation. Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) technology provides an opportunity to store large volumes of TSE for later beneficial use. Natural attenuation processes that occur during underground storage in an ASR system can also act to improve the quality of stored water and thus provide an opportunity to 'polish' already high-quality TSE. Aquifers containing brackish water or those depleted from over-pumping are present throughout much of the Middle East. These aquifers could potentially be used as storage zones for ASR systems. However, currently available hydrogeologic data are insufficient for assessment of potential system performance. Other key design issues are the selection of ASR system locations and storage zones so that TSE will not enter potable water supplies, and ensuring that the ASR systems will be readily integrated into existing or planned sewage treatment, TSE transmission and reuse infrastructure. © King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals 2010.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Issue Date:
Jan-2011
DOI:
10.1007/s13369-010-0011-y
Type:
Article
ISSN:
13198025
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorMaliva,, Robert G.en
dc.contributor.authorMissimer, Thomas M.en
dc.contributor.authorWinslow, Frank P.en
dc.contributor.authorHerrmann, Rolfen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:02:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:02:09Zen
dc.date.issued2011-01en
dc.identifier.issn13198025en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13369-010-0011-yen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561680en
dc.description.abstractTreated sewage effluent (TSE) is becoming a critical resource in arid parts of the world. The high costs of desalinated potablewater and the depletion of fresh groundwater resources necessitate increased use of TSE as an important component of water resource management throughout the Middle East. TSE can replace potable-quality water in irrigation, with the latter becoming too valuable a resource to use for irrigation purposes. In urban regions of theMiddle East and North Africa, excess TSE is often available because of seasonal variations in demand and supply or that the development of reuse infrastructure has not kept pace with population growth, concomitant water use and TSE generation. Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) technology provides an opportunity to store large volumes of TSE for later beneficial use. Natural attenuation processes that occur during underground storage in an ASR system can also act to improve the quality of stored water and thus provide an opportunity to 'polish' already high-quality TSE. Aquifers containing brackish water or those depleted from over-pumping are present throughout much of the Middle East. These aquifers could potentially be used as storage zones for ASR systems. However, currently available hydrogeologic data are insufficient for assessment of potential system performance. Other key design issues are the selection of ASR system locations and storage zones so that TSE will not enter potable water supplies, and ensuring that the ASR systems will be readily integrated into existing or planned sewage treatment, TSE transmission and reuse infrastructure. © King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals 2010.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.subjectAquifer storage and recoveryen
dc.subjectReclaimed wateren
dc.subjectTreated sewage effluenten
dc.subjectWater resourcesen
dc.titleAquifer storage and recovery of treated sewage effluent in the middle easten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalArabian Journal for Science and Engineeringen
dc.contributor.institutionSchlumberger Water Services, 1567 Hayley Lane, Suite 202, Fort Myers, FL 33907, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionSchlumberger Water Services, P.O. Box 301801, Al-Khozam Center, Office 204, Riyadh 11372, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchlumberger Water Services, Hamdan Street, Masaood Tower, 6th Floor, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratesen
kaust.authorMissimer, Thomas M.en
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