From "fills" to filter : insights into the reuse of dewatered alum sludge as a filter media in a constructed wetland
|Title:||From "fills" to filter : insights into the reuse of dewatered alum sludge as a filter media in a constructed wetland||Authors:||Babatunde, A.O.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3262||Date:||Jul-2007||Abstract:||Dewatered alum sludge, a by-product of drinking water treatment plants, hitherto consigned to landfills was used to develop a novel bio-filter in form of a constructed wetland. Performance results have demonstrated the benefits of the alum sludge cakes in a lab-scale system in enhancing phosphorus (P) removal from an animal farm wastewater. Although P and organic matter were concurrently removed in the system, there was a probable “one off” release of organics from the system, and this coincided with an increase in inlet P concentration from 39.2 mg-P/l to 163.0 mg-P/l. A conceptual model was then proposed to explain and discuss this.||Funding Details:||Other funder||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||DesTech Publications||Keywords:||Adsorption; Dewatered alum sludge; Phosphorus; Vertical flow constructed wetland; Waterworks sludge; wastewater treatment; Organic matter||Subject LCSH:||Water treatment plant residuals
Phosphates--Absorption and adsorption
|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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