The circular economy concept has gained traction as a possible framework for transforming wastewater management into a sustainable and resource-efficient process. Unlike the traditional linear economy, which operates on a “take-make-dispose” basis, the circular economy seeks to establish a closed-loop arrangement in which resources are continuously reused, recycled, and regenerated, reducing waste generation and environmental harm. It is feasible to build a holistic approach to wastewater management by using circular economy ideas to wastewater management. This method not only processes wastewater to a high quality but also maximises the recovery of energy, nutrients, and other valuable by-products. Through the lens of the circular economy, this article seeks to investigate the major concepts, principles, and practises that support wastewater management. It dives into the potential advantages and disadvantages of implementing circular economy solutions for wastewater treatment and resource recovery. In addition, it covers a variety of case studies and real-world examples from diverse areas and businesses to demonstrate the usefulness and flexibility of circular economy principles in tackling the global wastewater challenge.
Anand N. Asthana. (2023). Wastewater Management through Circular Economy: A Pathway Towards Sustainable Business and Environmental Protection. Advances in Water Science, 34(3), 87–98. Retrieved from http://www.skxjz.info/index.php/AWS/article/view/58