Current Situation and Future Perspectives in Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Management in Turkey

Insel G., Kendır E., Ayol A., Erdincler A., Arıkan O. A., İmamoğlu İ., ...More

JOURNAL OF RESIDUALS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol.10, pp.133-138, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-138
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Appropriate management of wastewater and sludge requires several systems. One of these systems is the collection of data about generation rates and characteristics of sludge. This paper aims to summarize the work done as a part of a threeyear project requested by the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. Efforts involved preparation and evaluation of a detailed questionnaire for currently operated wastewater treatment plants (INWTPs) in Turkey, collection and confirmation of information from visits to large scale plants, calculation of theoretical sludge generation rates from data provided, and its comparison to reported sludge amounts.