Constructed Wetland Effluent Quality Improvement using Zeolite and Bauxite as Filter Media

Alexandros Stefanakis, Vassilios Tsihrintzis

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Abstract

Three pilot-scale gravity-filters, with different filter media, were constructed in order to provide additional treatment of the effluent of a pilot-scale Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland (VFCW). Two filters contained natural zeolite with respective residence times (RT) of 1 (Z1) and 2 (Z2) days, and one filter was filled with bauxite with a RT of 1 day (B1). Each filter treated 10 L from the wetland effluent. Water samples were analyzed immediately, after collection, in the laboratory for organic matter, nitrogen and phosphorus constituents. Results show that the presence of zeolite and bauxite filters at the effluent of constructed wetlands enhances significantly the treatment capacity and increases substantially the pollutant removal rates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAQUA 2008, 3rd International Conference on Water Science and Technology with Emphasis on Water & Climate
Place of PublicationAthens, Greece
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2008
EventAQUA 2008, 3rd International Conference on Water Science and Technology with Emphasis on Water & Climate - Exhibition Center Helexpo Palace, Athens, Greece
Duration: 19 Oct 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceAQUA 2008, 3rd International Conference on Water Science and Technology with Emphasis on Water & Climate
Period19/10/08 → …

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    Stefanakis, A., & Tsihrintzis, V. (2008). Constructed Wetland Effluent Quality Improvement using Zeolite and Bauxite as Filter Media. In AQUA 2008, 3rd International Conference on Water Science and Technology with Emphasis on Water & Climate (pp. 0-0).