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Constructed Wetlands in Water Pollution Control

The last five years have seen rapidly growing interest in the use of hydrophyte-based systems for treating sewage, mining and industrial wastewater. The potential of reed beds and similar wetland systems for providing cost-effective treatment for small, and often isolated, communities has led to over 400 such systems being operated or tested in Europe alone. This active interest is reflected here in nearly 50 papers and over 20 poster papers on all aspects of wetland systems: basic principles, nutrient removal, treatment of sewage, sludge, agricultural, industrial and mining wastes, systems for small populations, and specific design guidelines. This volume includes reports of practical experience and the latest research results from Australasia, South Africa, North America, China and Europe, and provides an essential guide to one of the most promising water pollution control options.

For all those working or interested in the control of water pollution.


Published: September 1990

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-040784-5


  • Section headings and selected papers: Foreword. Principles. The need for hydrophyte-based systems in the treatment of wastewater from small communities, N R Lowe. Chemical and microbiological processes in gravel-bed hydroponic (GBH) systems for sewage treatment, E May et al. Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal. Use of aeration to promote nitrification in reed beds treating wastewater, T H Davies & B T Hart. A total evaporative constructed wetland treatment system, R Kadlec et al. Case Histories and Performance - Sewage Treatment. Domestic wastewater treatment with emergent hydrophyte beds in France, A Liénard et al. Reed bed treatment systems in Anglian Water, C Coombes. Sludge Treatment. Use of phragmites in sewage sludge treatment, K Hofman. Case Histories. Performance data of a wastewater and sludge treatment plant derived from the root zone method set against the background of detention times, U Pauly. Agricultural Waste Treatment. The use of reed beds for the treatment of agricultural effluents, K R Gray et al. Treatment For Small Populations. Artificial wetlands for treating wastewaters from single households and small communities, D S Mitchell et al. Industrial Waste Treatment. Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment at Amoco Oil Company's Mandan, North Dakota, Refinery, D K Litchfield. Mining Waste Treatment. Iron and manganese fractionation in constructed wetlands receiving acid mine drainage, S P Faulkner & C J Richardson. Design Guidelines. Treatment of domestic sewage in emergent helophyte beds, German experiences and ATV-Guidelines H262, K Bucksteeg. Posters. Keyword Index.

    700 lit. refs. approx., 350 illus. approx.


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