Temporal effects on orhophosphate removal from municipal wastewater in a subsurface-flow constructed wetland

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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Hugh J. (Hugh Joseph) en_US
dc.contributor.author Womack, Michael en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:40Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1996 .W66 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185749
dc.description.abstract Orthophosphate removal from wastewater in a subsurface-flow constructed wetland (SFCW) was studied during the fall of 1995. The SFCW consisted of a cell with an impervious liner, filled with 1.27 to 3.81 cm river rock and planted with common reeds (Phragmites australis) and soft-stem bulrushes (Scirpus validus). Municipal wastewater was pumped through the wetland and comparisons were made between inlet and outlet orthophosphate concentrations. Comparisons were also made at locations within the cell. A mean orthophosphate reduction of 62% with a range of 91% to 32% was observed for the duration of the study. An ANOVA test showed a significant reduction of orthophosphate in the wetland cell during the study. A regression analysis indicated that inlet wastewater temperatures played a significant role in orthophosphate removal, while outlet wastewater and ambient air temperature were not a significant factor.Keywords: Subsurface-Flow Constructed Wetlands, Orthophosphate, Municipal Wastewater, Water Chemistry, Nutrients.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent vii, 84 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sewage -- Purification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Constructed wetlands -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Phosphates. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water -- Pollution. en_US
dc.title Temporal effects on orhophosphate removal from municipal wastewater in a subsurface-flow constructed wetland en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1020163 en_US


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