Abstract—Onsite wastewater treatment systems and small
scale packaged wastewater treatment plants have been used on
a large scale in developing and developed countries where
centralized sewerage facilities are not feasible. Generally, onsite
systems continuously work under significant variations in both
quantity and quality of the influent wastewater. Therefore,
their suitability needs to be assessed before installation and
operation to ensure their suitability and sustainability. This
paper aims to define a set of context-specific criteria to assist in
selecting the best onsite wastewater treatment system and to
break down these criteria into measurable parameters.
Furthermore, the developed multi-criteria assessment tool was
validated using the results of the performance monitoring of a
selected wastewater treatment system. This work is important
since the selection of onsite systems, in many cases, is done
based on declared performance by the supplier and the costs
Index Terms—Multi-criteria, onsite wastewater treatment, packaged wastewater treatment systems, wastewater reuse, wastewater treatment.
Mohd Elmuntasir Ahmed, A. Al-Matouq, M. Khajah, H. Abdullah, and F. Al-Ajeel are with Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait City, Kuwait (corresponding author: Mohd Elmuntasir Ahmed; e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Mohd Elmuntasir Ahmed, A. Al-Matouq, M. Khajah, H. Abdullah, and F. Al-Ajeel, "Multi-criteria Assessment of Onsite Packaged Wastewater Treatment Systems," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 292-297, 2022.
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