Phosphorus Removal Efficiency of Different Media and Macrophyte in Constructed Wetland
Constructed wetlands are very useful for the removal of nutrients from treated municipal wastewater. Use of different kinds of media and macrophytes improves the efficiency of nutrient removal of constructed wetlands. Three different media (pulverized ash bricks, shale and gravel) and common reed (Phragmites spp.) were used for present research work. This macrophyte is a local weed and easily available. Uses of different media with macrophyte are very efficient for nutrient removal from treated municipal wastewater. Out of these three media used for present research pulverized fly ash bricks media was most efficient for removal of phosphorus in constructed wetland.
Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun
R.P. Singh et al., "Phosphorus Removal Efficiency of Different Media and Macrophyte in Constructed Wetland", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 2368-2372, 2010