Feasibility assessment of recycled water use for washing machines in Australia through SWOT analysis

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dc.contributor.author Mainali, Bandita en_US
dc.contributor.author Ngo, Huu en_US
dc.contributor.author Guo, Wenshan en_US
dc.contributor.author Pham, Thi Thu Nga en_US
dc.contributor.author Johnston, Archie en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:33:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011001203 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mainali Bandita et al. 2011, 'Feasibility assessment of recycled water use for washing machines in Australia through SWOT analysis', Elsevier Sci Ltd, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 87-91. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0921-3449 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18104
dc.description.abstract Sustainable urban water consumption has become a critical issue in Australia due to increasing urbanization, the countrya??s dry climate and its increasingly variable rainfall. Water recycling is considered vital to alleviate the demand on limited water supplies. The demands on water utilities to develop water recycling capacity and supplies are therefore expected to intensify in Australia. Dual reticulation systems have already been introduced in many cities in Australia and this is likely to expand to many other cities in the future. Developed and proposed dual reticulation schemes in Australia demand the substantial replacement of tap water with recycled water to ensure system optimisation and the sustainability of water supplies. This study successfully applies Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis as a research tool to assess the feasibility of use of recycled water in washing machine applications. Through the identification of the reuse schemes' strengths (elements to leverage and build on) and weaknesses (areas to seek assistance and support) in addition to community opportunities (areas to leverage for program advantages) and threats (elements that could hinder the scheme), the positive aspects for the use of recycled water in washing machines is observed. Further study to address the specific concerns of the general public and the development of guidelines for this new end use is however essential to guide the implementation of recycled water schemes. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.hasversion NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling, [Volume 56, Issue 1, November 2011, Pages 87–91] DOI# http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2011.09.007 en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2011.09.007 en_US
dc.title Feasibility assessment of recycled water use for washing machines in Australia through SWOT analysis en_US
dc.parent Resources, Conservation and Recycling en_US
dc.journal.volume 56 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 87 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 91 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050000 en_US
dc.personcode 10914354 en_US
dc.personcode 890265 en_US
dc.personcode 010955 en_US
dc.personcode 997081 en_US
dc.personcode 990574 en_US
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Water recycling, Washing machine, End use, SWOT analysis en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 990574 en_US


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