Fertigation of Energy Crops with Urban Wastewater: A Model for the GHG Emission Monitoring for Treatment Schemes with Selective Removal

D. Caniani, V.D. Colucci, I.M. Mancini & S. Masi
The objective of this study was the assessment of the environmental and agronomic sustainability of the urban wastewater reuse for irrigation of energy biomass. The monitoring of GHG emission was applied to a wastewater treatment plant characterized by treatment schemes for controlled removal, able to remove pathogens and dangerous components for the environment, but able to release nutrients useful for fertigation of energy crops. Numerical simulations were carried out by implementing the ASM1 model. The...