Apple Academic Press
474 pages | 57 B/W Illus.
The reuse of wastewater in irrigation is being practiced only recently to solve water scarcity problems in agriculture. Management of water, soil, crop, and operational procedures, including precautions to protect farm workers, play an important role in the successful use of sewage effluent for irrigation. Appropriate water management practices must be followed to prevent salinization. If salt is not flushed out of the root zone by leaching and removed from the soil by effective drainage, salinity problems can build up rapidly. Leaching and drainage are, thus, two important water management practices to avoid salinization of soils. One of the options that may be available to farmers is the blending of treated sewage with conventional sources of water to obtain a blended water of acceptable salinity level.
This important book focuses on the use of wastewater as a valuable resource for agricultural micro irrigation purposes. It covers effective wastewater management practices in a variety of climates, including semi-arid regions and others; how to perform effective evaluations to gauge the quality of the water on plants, including potatoes, maize, and eggplant; and the cost–benefit of using wastewater. It addresses the sources of wastewater for irrigation and the problems along with challenges, including water quality, clogging, soil quality, and more.
The mission of this compendium is to serve as a reference manual for professionals in biological and civil engineering, horticulture, soil and crop science, and agronomy, as well as for graduate and undergraduate students in related fields. It will be a valuable reference for professionals who work with micro irrigation/wastewater and water management, for technical agricultural centers, irrigation centers, agricultural extension services, and other agencies that work with micro irrigation programs.
PART I: Irrigation Management
Quality of Irrigation Water Resources: Egypt; A. S. El-Henawy, M. R. Khalifa. and M. M. Saffan
Emitter Clogging: A Menace to Drip Irrigation; Vishal K. Chavan
Mechanism of Emitter Clogging: A Review; Vishal K. Chavan, S. K. Deshmukh and M. B. Nagdeve
Management of Emitter Clogging with Municipal Wastewater; A. Capra and B. Scicolone
Management of Micro Irrigation Using Wastewater to Reduce Emitter Clogging: A Review; Antonina Capra
PART II: Wastewater Management Practices
Reuse of Municipal Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation: A Review; Juan C. Durán-Álvarez and Blanca Jiménez–Cisneros
Microorganism Contamination in Crops Grown with Wastewater Irrigation: A Review; Prerna Prasad and Vinod Kumar Tripathi
Present Status of Wastewater Generation, Disposal and Reuse Challenges for Agriculture; Vinod Kumar Tripathi
Impact of Semi-Arid Climate on Wastewater Quality Parameters; Vinod Kumar Tripathi
Quality of Municipal Wastewater for Micro Irrigation; Vinod K. Tripathi, T. B. S. Rajput, Neelam Patel, and Lata
Biometric Response of Eggplant Under Sustainable Micro Irrigation with Municipal Wastewater; Vinod Kumar Tripathi, T. B. S. Rajput, Neelam Patel, and Pradeep Kumar
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Wastewater Reuse in Micro Irrigation; Sushil Kumar Shukla and Ashutosh Tripathi
Evaluation of Micro Irrigation with Municipal Wastewater; Vinod Kumar Tripathi, T.B.S. Rajput, Neelam Patel, and Lata
Performance of Micro Irrigated Potato with Treated Wastewater; H. A. A. Mansour and Cs. Gyuricza
Effects of Treated Wastewater on Water Use Efficiency of Potato; H. A. A. Mansour, M. S. Gaballah, M. Abd El-Hady, and Ebtisam I. Eldardiry
Soil Evaporation from Drip Irrigated Maize Field; Hossein Dehghanisanij and Hanieh Kosari