Analysis of the Production and Treatment of Wastewater in the Southeast of Coahuila, Mexico
Elsa Nadia Aguilera González, Alfredo Valdés Ramos, Gloria Tobón Echeverri, Salvador Carlos Hernández, Luis Samaniego Moreno, Manuel Antonio Álvarez Garza, Lourdes Díaz Jiménez

This paper deals with the study of wastewater production, municipal treatment plants performance, and utilization of treated wastewater in the southeast of Coahuila, Mexico. The objective is to identify the status of wastewater in order to propose alternatives to increase the use of treated wastewater. Influent and effluent on three municipal wastewater treatment plants were analyzed considering four parameters. Results show that the wastewater presents a high concentration of total suspended solids; nevertheless the effluents meet the current environmental standards. Then the treated wastewater requires additional treatment before to be applied in industrial processes, but it can be used for irrigation purposes.

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