E3S Web Conf.
Volume 17, 20179th Conference on Interdisciplinary Problems in Environmental Protection and Engineering EKO-DOK 2017
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|Published online||24 May 2017|
Effectiveness of pollutants removal in hybrid constructed wetlands – different configurations case study
1 Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Narutowicza St. 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
2 University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Faculty of Production Engineering, Akademicka St. 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
In recent years, an increase in interest in hybrid constructed wetland systems (HCWs) has been observed. The aim of the paper is to compare different HCW configurations in terms of mass removal rates and efficiency of pollutants removal. Analysed data have been collected at multistage constructed wetlands in Poland, which are composed by at least two beds: horizontal subsurface flow (SSHF) and vertical subsurface flow (SSVF). The evaluation was focused on hybrid constructed wetlands performance with HF+VF vs. VF+HF configuration, where influent wastewater of the same composition was treated. In analysed HCWs, the effective removal of organic matter from 75.2 to 91.6% COD was confirmed. Efficiency of total nitrogen removal varied from 47.3 to 91.7%. The most effective removal of TN (8.3 g m−2 d−1) occurred in the system with VF+VF+HF configuration.
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