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Ponds, Lagoons, and Wetlands for Wastewater Management by Matthew E. Verbyla

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CHAPTER 5

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CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS

TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS CHAPTER

After reading this chapter, the reader will be able to:

   1.  Apply the different recommended approaches for designing constructed wetland systems and understand the strengths and limitations associated with each of them.

   2.  Differentiate between free water surface flow, horizontal subsurface flow, and vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlands based on an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each wetland type.

   3.  Use the information presented here and in the other chapters to design a constructed wetland system for the treatment of domestic wastewater.

5.1 INTRODUCTION

There are several different types of constructed wetlands, ...

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