Removal of microorganisms from domestic greywater using a recycling vertical flow constructed wetland (RVFCW) Academic Article uri icon


  • The reuse of greywater (GW) is an attractive addition to water management options. One of the major concerns limiting GW reuse is the possible presence of harmful microorganisms. In addition to total coliform organisms, enteric organisms (Salmonella, Shigella and poliovirus Type 1 Cryptosporidium, Giardia) and opportunistic pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) may be present in GW. Recently, researchers at Ben Gurion University have developed a new small-scale, decentralized greywater treatment …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006