• Katharina TonderaEmail author
  • Chris C. Tanner
  • Florent Chazarenc
  • Godecke-Tobias Blecken
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSWATER)


The occurrence of variable stormwater and wastewater flows, mostly precipitation driven, brings with them the challenge of both peak flows and pollutant loads. Wastewater treatment systems can be divided into those that are specifically designed and operated to deal with variable flows, and those that presume more steady-state operation, only coping with peak flows as anomalies for short periods of time. To date, the different types and scales of variability and the impact of this variability on functioning and treatment performance have neither been well characterised nor properly dealt with for the design of suitable treatment systems. In this book, ecotechnologies are defined as processes for the treatment of variable wastewater flows that
  • harness ecological processes involving microbes, plants, animals, natural soils and media or recycled materials;

  • have a low reliance on mechanical machinery or external energy sources; and

  • have a positive impact on the quality and biodiversity of the surrounding environment.

This book focuses on treatment systems compliant with these definitions, but which are also specifically designed for variable flows.


Ecotechnology Mechanical Machinery Wastewater Flow Stormwater Treatment Systems Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katharina Tondera
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Chris C. Tanner
    • 3
  • Florent Chazarenc
    • 4
  • Godecke-Tobias Blecken
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental EngineeringRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Stormwater Research GroupUniversity of the Sunshine CoastMaroochydoreAustralia
  3. 3.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric ResearchHamiltonNew Zealand
  4. 4.Department of Energy Systems and EnvironmentInstitut Mines Telecom AtlantiqueNantes cedex 3France
  5. 5.Urban Water EngineeringLuleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden

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