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Operational experience with indirect potable reuse at the Flemish Coast
Van Houtte, E.; Verbauwhede, J. (2008). Operational experience with indirect potable reuse at the Flemish Coast. Desalination 218(1-3): 198-207. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.desal.2006.08.028
In: Desalination. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 0011-9164; e-ISSN 1873-4464, more
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    reuse; membranes; groundwater recharge

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  • Van Houtte, E., more
  • Verbauwhede, J., more

Abstract
    The Intermunicipal Water Company of the Veurne region (IWVA) reuses wastewater effluent for groundwater recharge of an unconfined dune aquifer since July 2002. The 'Torreele' reuse plant has a production capacity of 2,500,000 m(3)/y. Due to the sensitive environmental nature of the dune area, the quality of the infiltration water is subject to stringent standards. The combination of membrane filtration techniques proved capable of producing this quality and enabled a sustainable groundwater management of both dune water catchments owned by the IWVA.

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