Marginal note on wastewater recycling margins from the perspective of simultanism of sustainability and technological development




water, wastewater, utilization technology, possibilities


The main feature of our time is the "duality": we demand livable environment, on the other hand we use it in an
unsustainable way to ensure the overflowing comfort of welfare societies. As a result, the use of the environment
– namely the environmental elements and their systems, processes and structures – has now led to overloading
(pollution, damage). So the state of our habitats, reflects our actions, there is no doubt about that. That is, our
activity is an imprint of our thinking. Changing/modification requires innovations that facilitate the development
and application of the embedded technologies of the future, building on the intersubjectivity of individuals.
One of the cornerstones of the European Green Deal is that "economic growth should be decoupled from
resource use". Among our resources, the water – especially drinking water – is a scarce commodity. However,
with prudence, care and ingenuity, we can do a lot to reduce the amount of wastewater.
Our short paper demonstrates, through an example of wastewater recyclability, that increasing volumes are no
longer just a problem to solve. Rather, it is a challenge, and technological development offers a way out of its
trap, so that the society does not have to face the negative effects of declining water supply.

Author Biography

  • Róbertné Kovács, University of Szeged, Faculty of Engineering, Szeged, Hungary, e-mail:

    corresponding author


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Marginal note on wastewater recycling margins from the perspective of simultanism of sustainability and technological development. (2022). COLUMELLA – Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 9(2), 135-143.

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