The direct reuse of waste affluents is not a new concept to the citrus industry. Jones(1) reported the limited reuse of lime treated treatment plant effluent as barometric leg water. Treatment plant effluent was indicated by the Coca Cola Company Foods Division(2) as suitable for reuse as cooling water. Reuse of barometric leg water through the installation of cooling towers has become an accepted practice. This relatively high quality water, which amounts to a significant part of the total plant water usage, is readily isolated from the existing systems.
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