An Introduction to Constructed Wetlands

August N. Jespersen (Editor)

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC010020



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An Introduction to Constructed Wetlands highlights the part of the constructed wetland system which plays a pivotal role in the sustainable treatment of wastewater, with a major focus on possible mechanisms for the removal of polychlorinated biphenyl.
The authors provide a state-of-the-art and up-to-date review of the literature on constructed wetlands, emphasising their performance in treating oily effluents.
In addition, the functions of constructed wetlands as nature-based solutions are reviewed, with emphasis on their vegetation and associated microorganisms.
In closing, the major findings related to the identification of the microbial community composition in the constructed wetlands bed media by the application of pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Constructed Wetland: A Sustainable Approach Pertaining to the Treatment of Wastewater Convoying Biodiversity
(Usharani Boopathy, PhD, Jayshree Annamalai PhD, and Murugan Karuvelan PhD, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and Department of Biochemistry, VISTAS, Pallavaram, Chennai)

Chapter 2. Free Water Surface Constructed Wetlands: Conception and Performance in Oil-Water Separation in Domestic and Industrial Effluents
(Laís A. Nascimento, Mohand Benachour, Marilda N. Carvalho, Valdemir A. Santos, Eleonora M. P. L. Freire, Elaine L. S. Albuquerque, Elton F. T. Lima, and Leonie A. Sarubbo, Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Constructed Wetlands as Nature-Based Solutions
(Cristina S. C. Calheiros, Sofia I. A. Pereira and Paula M. L. Castro, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR/CIMAR), University of Porto, Matosinhos, Portugal, and Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Microbial Community Determined by Pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA Genes in the Bed Media of Constructed Wetlands
(Pedro Andreo-Martínez, Mercedes Gerrero-Brotons, Víctor Manuel Ortiz-Martínez, Joaquín Quesada-Medina, Luis Almela and Rosa Gómez, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Murcia, Campus of Espinardo, Murcia, Spain, and others)


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