Land treatment of grape-processing effluents near Robertson, Western Cape

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2000

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University of Cape Town

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Land treatment is the predominant disposal method of effluents generated by distilling, wine making and grape juice production in the Western Cape. Primary settling and treatment in aerobic and anaerobic lagoons typically precede disposal to land. Land treatment can effectively remove COD and also benefit the soil by increasing organic matter, cation exchange capacity and moisture retention capacity. Adverse effects can include salinisation of soils and groundwater, soil structural degradation and odours generated by anaerobic conditions.
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