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Compilation of Wastewater Treatment Methods with an Efficiency Equal to or Greater than 95%, of Studies Carried out between the Years 2017 and 2020

José Carlos Becerra Escobedo, Sergio Lucio Becerra Torres


Life is sustained by water. However, the alteration of its properties is inevitable. In recent decades, the increase in population density has been a factor of pressure due to the need for water availability. Much of the scientific attention should be focused on finding the most efficient ways to sanitize it. In this work it is observed that technological advances have favored the efficiency of wastewater treatment methods. Even the hydric cleaning technique has been refined by having achieved specificity in the removal of substances of certain interest. There are already water cleaning techniques that in many cases reach a value equal to or greater than 95% of efficiency, which is encouraging because the trend in the improvement of the respective techniques is positive. In this research, results found in different scientific projects are exhibited which show the interest of the professionals responsible for the recovery and conservation of water, recommending their constant intervention in this matter so delicate and of priority interest.


Compilation, wastewater, treatment, new, effectiveness, methods.

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