Treatment and Disposal Optionsby Edwin W. Lee, US Bureau of Reclamation, United States,
Abstract: Viable treatment and disposal alternatives which can meet stringent environmental regulations and at affordable cost to the agricultural economy present formidable problems. Treatment options include the use of anaerobic bacteria, microalgal-bacteria, physical-chemical methods, and in-situ processes. Disposal alternatives include discharge to surface waters and evaporation ponds, deep-well injection and reclamation for reuse. Irrigation on salt-tolerant crops and power plant cooling are potential reuses. Brine recovery for solar gradient ponds and salt recovery are also possibilities for reclamation.
Subject Headings: Salt water | Chemical treatment | Water reclamation | Anaerobic processes | Ponds | Salts | Power plants | Agricultural wastes
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