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Vertical flow wetlands for industrial wastewater treatment

Domingos, S.S., Dallas, S. and Felstead, S. (2011) Vertical flow wetlands for industrial wastewater treatment. Water, 38 (3). pp. 103-104.

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    Wastewater from CSBP, a chemical and fertiliser manufacturer in Kwinana, Western Australia, comprising stormwater and low-strength process effluent, is diverted to a wastewater containment pond and treated via a series of nutrient stripping wetlands, prior to discharge to the Sepia Depression Ocean Outlet Landline (SDOOL). Firstly, wastewater is successfully nitrified in two fill-and-draw wetland cells operated in parallel. Subsequently, denitrification takes place with the addition of external carbon in a constantly saturated wetland. In an example of industrial synergy, high organic carbon waste streams from neighbouring industries have been dosed into the saturated wetland in order to improve nitrogen removal.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
    Publisher: Australian Water Association
    Copyright: 2011 The Authors
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