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Agricultural Reviews, volume 40 issue 2 (june 2019) : 81-92

Reed Bed System: An Option for Reclamation of Polluted Water Resources: A Review

Sathyapriya K, C Chinnusamy
1Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Cite article:- K Sathyapriya, Chinnusamy C (2019). Reed Bed System: An Option for Reclamation of Polluted Water Resources: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 40(2): 81-92. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1869.
At present, India is facing the worst water shortage in its history. According to a report by Niti Aayog, about 600 peoples are suffering with high to extreme water shortage and also states that around 200,000 lives of Indians are losing every year owing to the contamination of water or inadequate water supply. Here comes, the need for the safeguard of water resources in our country. But the fact is that Indian rivers are polluting at an alarming rate of 80% due to untreated wastewater flowing into water bodies have almost doubled in recent years. To reduce the contamination level of water resources, wastewater treatment will play a predominant role. Conventional wastewater treatment technique, i.e., activated sludge, were used to reduce the concentration of the pollutants in sewage water. However, there are still some confines especially that they operate at a higher cost. The objective of this review paper is to elaborate on how the reed bed system can act as a better alternative technology to conventional system for wastewater treatment.
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