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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2006

The characteristics of household wastewater and biodegradable solid waste-A proposal for new Swedish design values

Vinnerås, Björn; Palmquist, H; Balmér, P; Jönsson, Håkan

Abstract

The present Swedish design values (DV) for urine, faeces, greywater and biodegradable solid waste were scrutinised and compared to the composition of these fractions in two blocks of flats, Gebers and Ekoporten. For evaluation of the greywater composition, two additional areas were included: the housing area Vibyasen and a calculation based upon the composition of the sewage sludge in Ryaverken sewage treatment plant in Gothenburg. The parameters scrutinised were dry mass, wet mass, BOD7, COD, N, P, K, Cu, Cr, Ni, Zn, Cd, Hg and Pb. Based on the results, new updated Swedish DV were proposed for these parameters in the fractions urine, faeces, greywater and biodegradable solid waste.

Keywords

Biodegradable household waste; Faeces; Greywater; Heavy metal; Nutrient; Urine

Published in

Urban Water Journal
2006, Volume: 3, number: 1, pages: 3-11
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD

      SLU Authors

    • Vinnerås, Björn

      • Department of Biometry and Engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
      • National Veterinary Institute (SVA)
      • Jönsson, Håkan

        • Department of Biometry and Engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

      UKÄ Subject classification

      Other Environmental Engineering

      Publication identifier

      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15730620600578629

      Permanent link to this page (URI)

      https://res.slu.se/id/publ/52996