Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment

Authored by: Mohammed S. Kamal , Syed R. Qasim

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439804421
eBook ISBN: 9780203757659
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EESE6-120048540

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Abstract

This entry presents a general overview of natural systems for wastewater treatment. The constructed wetlands are becoming a viable wastewater treatment alternative for small communities, individual homes, and rest areas. A great deal of information is presented in this entry on site selection, design of physical facilities, performance expectations, hydraulic and organic loading rates, and cost of the constructed wetlands.

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