A subsurface flow constructed wetlands (CW) system, located at a neighborhood consisting of a small housing development and golf courses outside of Lincoln, NE, was studied for its effectiveness as a small community wastewater system. Extensive monitoring was conducted biweekly between June 1996 and December 2000. Prediction models for soluble CBOD5 NH3-N, and TP removal in CW were employed for comparison with the field data. It was found that the disappearance of BOD5 and NH3-N could be approximated using first-order kinetics, but the kinetics of TP removal were unclear. The reduction rate constants regressed from the field data were found to be lower than literature reported values.
Performance modeling of subsurface-flow constructed wetlands systems
M.F. Dahab, R.Y. Surampalli, W. Liu; Performance modeling of subsurface-flow constructed wetlands systems. Water Sci Technol 1 December 2001; 44 (11-12): 231–235. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2001.0834
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