Water reclamation: Standards comparison and cost analysis

Kun Li, Yuansong Wei, Jianxing Wang, Yutao Cheng, Meixue Chen, Gyokuyu Ri

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As the global crisis of water resources is aggravating these years, attention has been paid on reclamation and reuse of wastewater as a potential resource. Therefore, through literature review, this paper summarized standards and treatment technologies of wastewater reclamation among USA, EU, Japan, Australia and China, with special focus on the comparison and analysis of the problems and challenges of wastewater reclamation and reuse standards in China. Suggestions are provided for promoting wastewater reclamation in China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1635-1653
Number of pages19
JournalHuanjing Kexue Xuebao/Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


  • Advanced treatment
  • Reclaimed water
  • Sewage
  • Water quality standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)


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