Sustainable natural systems for treatment and disposal of food processing wastewater

Pirjo Isosaari, Slawomir W. Hermanowicz, Yoram Rubin

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This paper presents a state-of-the-art review of natural wastewater treatment technologies selected from the point of view of sustainability and relates them to feasible reuse and disposal practices available for food processing wastewater. Selected technologies include land application, constructed wetlands, and various pond systems that all make use of natural processes. The aim of the review is to help understand issues controlling wastewater reuse and how the different natural treatment systems and their combinations could help us to protect the environment, meet regulations, and conserve water, material, and energy resources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-697
JournalCritical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • constructed wetland
  • food processing
  • land application
  • solar evaporation
  • sustainable technology
  • treatment pond
  • wastewater treatment


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