Treatment wetland


Treatment wetland

A treatment wetland is an engineered sequence of water bodies designed to filter and treat pollutants found in storm water runoff or effluent. [ [http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/watersheds/cwetlands.html/ US EPA Constructed wetlands guidelines] ] Aerobic and anaerobic biological processes can neutralize and capture most of the dissolved nutrients and toxins from the water, resulting in the discharge of clean water. [ [http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS293 Wastewater Treatment Wetlands: Contaminant Removal Processes by William DeBusk, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences] ]

types of treatment wetlands:
*subsurface wetlands
*surface wetlands
*sewage treatment (tertiary, secondary, and primary treatment)

Many regulatory agencies suggest treatment wetlands as part of their 'best management practices' for storm water runoff from urban districts

References

External links

** [http://www.aspwe.org American Society of Professional Wetland Engineers]
** [http://www.modularwetlands.com Modular Wetland Systems, Inc.] - Oceanside, CA


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