Wastewater Treatment, Plant Dynamics and Management in Constructed and Natural Wetlands / Edition 1

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Wetlands were historically neglected until it was revealed that they could be economically valuable to man. They are one of the most dynamic ecosystems in the world and have many functions for society. For example, natural wetlands provide food staples, building materials, irrigation of agricultural lands, waterways, shelter for wildlife, and a means of flood control. Constructed wetlands provide a reliable treatment technology for various types of polluted water, including industrial and agricultural wastewater, stormwater runoff, municipal sewage and landfill leachate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402082344
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/11/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v In Memoriam for Olga Urbanc-Bercic vii Contributors xv
1 Reed Stand Conditions at Selected Wetlands in Slovenia and Hungary Maria Dinka Edit Agoston-Szabo Olga Urbanc-Bercic Mateja Germ Nina Sraj-Krzic Alenka Gaberscik 1
2 Water Quality and Macrophyte Community Changes in the Komarnik Accumulation Lake (Slovenia) Brigita Horvat Olga Urbanc Bercic Alenka Gaberscik 13
3 Latitudinal Trends in Organic Carbon Accumulation in Temperate Freshwater Peatlands Christopher Craft Chad Washburn Amanda Parker 23
4 Buffering Performance in a Papyrus-Dominated Wetland System of the Kenyan Portion of the Lake Victoria Basin Herbert John Bavor Michael Thomas Waters 33
5 Changes in Concentrations of Dissolved Solids in Precipitation and Discharged Water from Drained Pasture, Natural Wetland and Spruce Forest During 1999-2006 in Sumava Mountains, Czech Republic Jan Prochazka Jakub Brom Libor Pechar Jana Stichova Jan Pokorny 39
6 Dynamics of Litterfall and Decomposition in Peatland Forests: Towards Reliable Carbon Balance Estimation? Raija Laiho Kari Minkkinen Jani Anttila Petra Vavrova Timo Penttila 53
7 Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy for Characterization of Plant Litter Quality: Towards a Simpler Way of Predicting Carbon Turnover in Peatlands? Petra Vavrova Bo Stenberg Marjut Karsisto Veikko Kitunen Tarja Tapanila Raija Laiho 65
8 Leachate Treatment in Newly Built Peat Filters: A Pilot-Scale Study Pille Kangsepp Margit Koiv Mait Kriipsalu Ulo Mander 89
9 Monthly Evapotranspiration Coefficients of Large Reed Bed Habitats in the United Kingdom Katy E. Read Peter D. Hedges Phil M. Fermor 99
10 The Hydrological Sustainability of Constructed Wetlandsfor Wastewater Treatment Peter D. Hedges Phil M. Fermor Jiri Dusek 111
11 Factors Affecting Metal Accumulation, Mobility and Availability in Intertidal Wetlands of the Scheldt Estuary (Belgium) Gijs Du Laing Annelies Van de Moortel Els Lesage Filip M.G. Tack Marc G. Verloo 121
12 Reed Bed Sewage Treatment and Community Development/Participation Sean O'Hogain 135
13 The Constructed Wetland Association's Database of Constructed Wetland Systems in the UK Paul Cooper 149
14 Nitrogen Removal by a Combined Subsurface Vertical Down-Flow and Up-Flow Constructed Wetland System Suwasa Kantawanichkul Kiattisak Pingkul Hiroyuki Araki 161
15 Statistical Analysis of Treatment Performance in Aerated and Nonaerated Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetlands Scott Wallace Jaime Nivala Troy Meyers 171
16 Constructed Wetland Brehov: Three Years of Monitoring Lenka Kropfelova 181
17 Factors Affecting the Longevity of Subsurface Horizontal flow Systems Operating as Tertiary Treatment for Sewage Effluent David Cooper Paul Griffin Paul Cooper 191
18 Investigations on Nitrogen Removal in a Two-Stage Subsurface Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland Gunter Langergraber Christoph Prandtstetten Alexander Pressl Kirsten Sleytr Klaus Leroch Roland Rohrhofer Raimund Haberl 199
19 Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Effluents by the Submerged Aquatic Plant Myriophyllum spicatum L. Els Lesage Charity Mundia Diederik P.L. Rousseau Anelies M.K. van de Moortel Gijs du Laing Filip M.G. Tack Niels De Pauw Marc G. Verloo 211
20 Cold Season Nitrogen Removal in a High Loaded Free Water Surface Wetland with Emergent Vegetation Christer Svedin Sofia Kallner Bastviken Karin S. Tonderski 223
21 The Role of Vegetation in Phosphorus Removal by Cold Climate Constructed Wetland: The Effects of Aeration and Growing Season Aleksandra Drizo Eric Seitz Eamon Twohig David Weber Simon Bird Donald Ross 237
22 Performance of Reed Beds Supplied with Municipal Landfill Leachate Ewa Wojciechowska Hanna Obarska-Pempkowiak 251
23 Enhanced Denitrification by a Hybrid HF-FWS Constructed Wetland in a Large-Scale Wastewater Treatment Plant Fabio Masi 267
24 Growth Dynamics of Pistia stratiotes in Temperate Climate Silvana Perdomo Masanori Fujita Michihiko Ike Masafumi Tateda 277
25 Fractionation, Biodegradability and Particle-Size Distribution of Organic Matter in Horizontal Subsurface-Flow Constructed Wetlands Jaume Puigagut Aracelly Caselles-Osorio Nuria Vaello Joan Garcia 289
26 Wastewater-fed Aquaculture, Otelfingen, Switzerland: Influence of System Design and Operation Parameters on the Efficiency of Nutrient Incorporation into Plant Biomass Andreas Graber Ranka Junge-Berberovic 299
27 Is Concentration of Dissolved Oxygen a Good Indicator of Processes in Filtration Beds of Horizontal-Flow Constructed Wetlands? Jan Vymazal Lenka Kropfelova 311
28 Pollutant Transformation Performance and Model Development in African Wetland Systems: Large Catchment Extrapolation Herbert John Bavor Michael Thomas Waters 319
29 Sulfur Cycling in Constructed Wetlands Paul J. Sturman Otto R. Stein Jan Vymazal Lenka Kropfelova 329 Index 345
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