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Vocabulary Term Details

Wastewater treatment

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wastewater_treatment#Treatment)

There are numerous processes that can be used to clean up wastewaters depending on the type and extent of contamination. There are two basic approaches: to use the waste in the water as a resource (such as constructed wetlands) or strictly as a pollution (such as the majority of today's treatment plants). Most wastewater is treated in industrial-scale energy intensive wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) which include physical, chemical and biological treatment processes. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Waste treatment
N/APollutant load
Processing
Wastewater
Water industry
Water purification

This term is used for the following terms: 
Wastewater purification

Approved Date
06-Nov-2013

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