International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)

Reuse of treated grey water in irrigation


Dr. Sachin Madhavrao Kanawade

The use of treated grey water (GW) for irrigation in home gardens is becoming increasingly common in India. In this study treated GW produced from 4-barrel and confined trench (CT) treatment units were used for irrigation of olive trees and some vegetable crops. The quality of treated and untreated GW was studied to evaluate the performance of treatment units and the suitability of treated GW for irrigation according to Indian standard. Effect of treated GW reuse on the properties of soil and irrigated plants has been investigated. The results showed that salinity, sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), and organic content of soil increased as a function of time, therefore leaching of soil with fresh water was highly recommended. The chemical properties of the irrigated olive trees and vegetable crops were not affected, while the biological quality of some vegetable crops was adversely affected
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