Characterizing a Small-scale, Constructed Wetland for Stormwater Treatment

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://scholar.rose-hulman.edu/undergrad_research_pubs/14
Author(s):
Pritchett, Madeline; Yuan, Yuezhi
Tags:
Constructed Wetland; Stormwater Treatment; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Engineering; Environmental Engineering
article description
Because of the efficient treatment processes of wetlands, engineered treatment wetlands are increasingly being used to treat stormwater and wastewater, and especially combined sewer overflows (CSO). Constructed treatment wetlands are low-cost, require minimal maintenance, can be implemented in a decentralized fashion, and contribute to ecosystem preservation. All of these reasons have brought treatment wetlands to the forefront for consideration by communities working to reduce CSOs and improve water quality, especially in small cities with limited resources.