Water quality - Wastewater treatment standards in different countries

Water quality - Wastewater treatment standards in different countries

In most developed countries, standards for wastewater treatment are continuously improving. Compared to the 1970s the effluent requirements for the most important pollutant indicators BOD, Nitrates and Phosphorus have steadily increased. For example, in the United states the clean water act from 1972 demands that all Municipal sewage treatment plants (POTW) are required to meet a weekly average BOD and TSS effluent value of 45mg/l or less...

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