Anaerobic Waste Stabilization Ponds: A Low-cost Contribution to a Sustainable Wastewater Reuse Cycle Prof. P.S.Navaraj Abstract Waste stabilization ponds (WSP) have been used extensively all over tamilnadu over the last few yrs for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters. Models proposed in manuals should be used only for guidance, and local experience from pilot and fullscale plants of a particular pond type is extremely valuable. Anaerobic WSP are singlestage, continuous- flow, anaerobic reactors operating at ambient temperatures and low volumetric organic loading as a pretreatment method. This article presents a literature review on the different available operational parameters of anaerobic ponds and examples from full-scale plant performance worldwide. On a wastewater management scheme, involving reuse for agriculture, the zero-energy demand of a waste stabilization pond series for the effective removal of organic and microbiological loading under existing legislation and guidelines will remain a valuable tool for sustainable development. Makalenin tamamına ekten ulaşabilirsiniz.