Liquid waste management strategies for coastal areas

ALPASLAN M. N., Dolgen D., Akyarli A.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.46, no.8, pp.169-175, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.2166/wst.2002.0173
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-175
  • Keywords: centralised treatment system, decentralised treatment system, liquid waste management, on-site treatment, septage, septic tank
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Liquid waste management in coastal areas is a challenging issue, because recipe solutions applied so far have not met the expectations fully. Therefore decision-makers, planners, engineers as well as the inhabitants of these places are looking for a better approach that will adequately handle the problem and perform reliable solutions. It is the aim of this paper to review the recent situation of liquid waste management for coastal areas in general, and discuss it from the point of view of Turkey in particular. A simple and applicable waste management strategy is also proposed in the paper and its merits are illustrated in a case study. Finally, anticipating the wide applications of such systems in coastal establishments, some recommendations are forwarded.