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Vermifiltration systems for liquid waste management: a review

Krishnasamy, K., Nair, J. and Hughes, R.J. (2013) Vermifiltration systems for liquid waste management: a review. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 12 (4). pp. 382-396.

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Vermifi ltration is an innovative wastewater treatment process that implies the use of composting worms to treat water loaded with organic contaminants. It is considered to be an innovative technology that provides a sustainable solution for the treatment of wastewater with synchronous sludge reduction and treatment. In this paper, an overview of vermifi ltration systems in liquid waste management is presented. The paper starts by giving an overview of the vermifi ltration process and then provides details of current studies and technologies used to treat wastewater using the vermifi ltration process. The anti-clogging nature of vermifi ltration systems is compared with other biological treatment systems and the key factors influencing the process and the treatment effi ciency of the process are critically reviewed. The scope and improvements to the process are fi nally suggested.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright: © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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