Managed aquifer recharge using quaternary-treated wastewater: an economic perspective

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563040
Title:
Managed aquifer recharge using quaternary-treated wastewater: an economic perspective
Authors:
Zekri, Slim Mohamed; Ahmed, Mushtaque; Chaieb, Randa; Ghaffour, Noreddine ( 0000-0003-2095-4736 )
Abstract:
An excess of 31 million m3/y of tertiary-treated wastewater is expected in Muscat, Oman, by 2015. This paper addresses the technical and cost estimation of managed aquifer recharge after reverse-osmosis treatment. The results indicate that the project is appealing from an economic perspective. The total cost varies between USD 0.353 and USD 0.550 per cubic metre, depending on the cost of electricity, the interest rate and the life span of the project. The project may face rejection from domestic users, who may be unwilling to accept mixing treated wastewater with the current water supply due to health risks. An alternative to indirect potable reuse is the installation of a separate network to service industrial users. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Publisher:
Informa UK Limited
Journal:
International Journal of Water Resources Development
Issue Date:
11-Oct-2013
DOI:
10.1080/07900627.2013.837370
Type:
Article
ISSN:
07900627
Sponsors:
The authors acknowledge the financial support provided by Sultan Qaboos University through the Feasibility of Managed Aquifer Recharge Using Treated Wastewater in Oman project under grant number SR/AGR/SWAE/09/01.
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Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorZekri, Slim Mohameden
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Mushtaqueen
dc.contributor.authorChaieb, Randaen
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:34:22Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:34:22Zen
dc.date.issued2013-10-11en
dc.identifier.issn07900627en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07900627.2013.837370en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563040en
dc.description.abstractAn excess of 31 million m3/y of tertiary-treated wastewater is expected in Muscat, Oman, by 2015. This paper addresses the technical and cost estimation of managed aquifer recharge after reverse-osmosis treatment. The results indicate that the project is appealing from an economic perspective. The total cost varies between USD 0.353 and USD 0.550 per cubic metre, depending on the cost of electricity, the interest rate and the life span of the project. The project may face rejection from domestic users, who may be unwilling to accept mixing treated wastewater with the current water supply due to health risks. An alternative to indirect potable reuse is the installation of a separate network to service industrial users. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge the financial support provided by Sultan Qaboos University through the Feasibility of Managed Aquifer Recharge Using Treated Wastewater in Oman project under grant number SR/AGR/SWAE/09/01.en
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.subjectcapital costen
dc.subjectmanaged aquifer rechargeen
dc.subjectOmanen
dc.subjectoperating and maintenance costen
dc.subjectreverse osmosisen
dc.subjecttreated wastewateren
dc.titleManaged aquifer recharge using quaternary-treated wastewater: an economic perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Water Resources Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Natural Resource Economics, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Omanen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Soil, Water and Agricultural Engineering, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Omanen
kaust.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
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