Issues and implications of using recycled water at Brisbane airport

Dawes, Les A. & Hackles, Ashleigh (2007) Issues and implications of using recycled water at Brisbane airport.

Abstract

The recycling of wastewater is gaining acceptance among regulatory agencies and industry as an important part of the water cycle. Recycled water can be used for a wide range of non-potable applications with appropriate safeguards. Recycled water needs to be treated prior to reuse with the degree of treatment required depending on the intended use, the degree of potential human or animal contact and the original source of water. Treatment is undertaken to remove contaminants that could cause an increased health risk or environmental impact. The level of treatment required depends on the level of risk from the potential presence of chemical or microbial contaminants and needs to be optimised for the intended use (fit for purpose). This research report was confined to a comprehensive review of published research, focusing specifically on reuse and recycling of industrial sewage effluent from large-scale treatment facilities for non-potable uses in civil construction activities. The main focus of the research project involved four main objectives: 1. Investigate possible end-uses of recycled industrial wastewater from Gibson Island; 2. Determine practicability of these possible uses based on risk assessment criteria; 3. Investigate what level of treatment in terms of chemistry and pathogens is needed for a particular purpose; and 4. Identify a number of case studies locally or internationally relating to the use of recycled water in situations such as at Brisbane Airport.

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ID Code: 18077
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: water recycling
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Resources Engineering (090509)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2009 23:59
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:25

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