7 Conclusion

You should now have made a judgement as to which of the two technologies − membrane bioreactor or reverse osmosis − is the most cost effective. Watch Video 7 where Simon discusses the main points.

Video 7 Conclusions

Transcript: https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/mod/page/view.php?id=161974

Technically, it does seem more sensible to reuse wastewater, although there are huge social and political barriers to using it for drinking water. It can still be used for other purposes, and is used quite extensively for irrigation in some parts of the world.

Congratulations! You've reached the end of this short course looking into energy in water reuse and desalination. 

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