Anti-sized reed bed system for animal wastewater treatment : a comparative study
|Title:||Anti-sized reed bed system for animal wastewater treatment : a comparative study||Authors:||Zhao, Y.Q.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3173||Date:||Jul-2004||Abstract:||Two separate sets of reed bed systems were operated in parallel for the purpose to study a comparative behaviour of high strength animal wastewater treatment. Each system consisted of five-stage gravel-based reed beds. The only difference between the two systems lies in the gravel arrangement within the beds. One system employed single sized gravel as bed medium (termed as mono-sized bed) while the other used two layers of gravel with coarse grain as the upper layer (termed as anti-sized bed). It was demonstrated that both the systems have the strong capacity for animal wastewater treatment but no significant difference with regard to pollutants‟ removal efficiency. However, anti-sized system showed a clear advantage in its ability to retard the clogging phenomenon exhibited during the system operation and avoid the impairment of its long-term functioning and sustainability. Clogging development was monitored via daily record of evolution of water level after the reed bed fill-up step in tidal flow operation strategy. According to present study, anti-sized reed bed experienced more than 2-fold operating period without clogging as compared with mono-sized reed bed in their parallel operation. In addition, a conceptual model to predict the clogging time was attempted and its utility was demonstrated via the data of this study.||Funding Details:||Other funder||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Copyright (published version):||2004 Elsevier Ltd.||Keywords:||Biofilm; Clogging; Constructed wetlands; Gravel; Reed bed; Suspended solids; Tidal flow; Wastewater treatment||Subject LCSH:||Constructed wetlands
|DOI:||10.1016/j.watres.2004.03.038||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Centre for Water Resources Research Collection|
Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection
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