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A review of processes and design methods for organic matter removal in sub-surface flow constructed wetlands treating municipal and industrial wastewaters

Kurup, R. and Pullammanappallil, P. (2004) A review of processes and design methods for organic matter removal in sub-surface flow constructed wetlands treating municipal and industrial wastewaters. In: Sustainability of water resources : proceedings of the International Conference, 13 - 14 November 2002, Perth, Western Australia

Abstract

The major mechanisms for wastewater treatment in sub-surface flow constructed wetlands (SSF-CW) are physical, chemical, biological and ecological processes. The paper reviews the latest developments in the design methods of SSF-CW system for organic carbon removal. Conventional plug flow exponential decay model, background concentration model and time dependent rate constant models were applied for a typical situation and the land area required for each case is calculated. The limitations of these design methodologies are discussed.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Copyright: © 2004 IWA
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17069
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