Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands

Eco-engineering Systems for Wastewater and Sludge Treatment


  • Alexandros Stefanakis, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany Ecosafe SA Environmental Applications, Athens, Greece
  • Christos Akratos, University of Western Greece
  • Vassilios Tsihrintzis, Democritus University of Thrace

Vertical flow constructed wetlands for wastewater and sludge treatment represent a relatively new and still growing technology. Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands is the first book to present the state-of-the-art knowledge regarding vertical flow constructed wetlands theory and applications. In this book, you will learn about vertical flow systems with information about application and performance. Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands also includes information on how different countries are applying the technology, with design guidelines to illustrate best practices worldwide. A focus on water conservation through reuse of treated water showcases the benefit of vertical flow construction, which has greatly increased the attractiveness of the technology in recent years.
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Environmental scientists and engineers, researchers in wastewater treatment, Wastewater/Water Treatment Plant Operators and Contractors, Sustainable wastewater/water managers, NGOs


Book information

  • Published: August 2014
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-404612-2

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Theoretical Background
Chapter 3: Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands
Chapter 4: Sludge Treatment Wetlands
Chapter 5: Economics
Chapter 6: Life Cycle Analysis
Chapter 7: System Operation, Maintenance, and Management
Chapter 8: Design Examples and Case Studies
Chapter 9: General Aspects of Sludge Management
Chapter 10: Sludge Treatment Wetlands - Basic Design Considerations
Chapter 11: Processes and Mechanisms of Sludge Dewatering
Chapter 12: Performance of Sludge Treatment Wetlands
Chapter 13: Techno-economic Aspects of Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands