Current Situation in the Study Area

  • Guofeng ZhangEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It is a typical city in which huge amount of sewage sludge discharged without treatment. Water shortage and water pollution has become key factors which limits Beijing socio-economic and environmental sustainability. In this chapter, the economic and environmental characteristics and the capacity of sewage and sewage sludge treatment in Beijing are presented. Based on the analysis of Beijing situation, it is necessary using a comprehensive simulation method to evaluate the environmental and economic impact of sewage sludge treatment.


Beijing Economic development Water environment Sewage sludge treatment capacity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Economic and TradeShijiazhuang University of EconomicsShijiazhuangChina

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