Engineers Assess Aquaculture Systems for Wastewater Treatment—Part II

by Sherwod C. Reed, Cold Regions Research and Engrg. Lab., Hanover, N.H.,
Robert K. Bastian, Ofc. of Water Program Operations, EPA, Wash., D.C.,
William J. Jewell, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 11, Pg. 51-53

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: An overview of the status of aquaculture technologies for their routine use in municipal wastewater treatment is presented. The detailed assessments were conducted by six internationally recognized engineers and were based on presentations at a September 1979 Aquaculture Seminar at the University of California at Davis. Systems included wetlands, aquatic plants, fish culture and combinations of aquatic components. Most of the systems considered produce high quality effluent with lost cost and energy inputs. However, in most cases further development and/or demonstration will be needed before concepts are ready for routine use.

Subject Headings: Water treatment | Aquaculture | Municipal wastes | Wetlands | Aquatic habitats | Vegetation | Wastewater management |

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