On the fit of statistical and k-C* models to projecting treatment performance in a constructed wetland system

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dc.contributor.author Babatunde, A.O.
dc.contributor.author Zhao, Y.Q.
dc.contributor.author Doyle, R.J.
dc.contributor.author Rackard, S.M.
dc.contributor.author Kumar, J.L.G.
dc.contributor.author Hu, Y.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-26T15:37:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-26T15:37:09Z
dc.date.copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC en
dc.date.issued 2011-04
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A en
dc.identifier.issn 1093-4529 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1532-4117 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3111
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to assess the suitability of statistical and the k-C* models to projecting treatment performance of constructed wetlands by applying the models to predict the final effluent concentrations of a pilot field-scale constructed wetlands system (CWs) treating animal farm wastewater. The CWs achieved removal rates (in g/m2.d) ranging from 7.1-149.8 for BOD5, 49.8-253.8 for COD and 7.1-47.0 for NH4-N. Generally, it was found that the statistical models developed from multiple regression analyses (MRA) were stronger in predicting final effluent concentrations than the k-C* model. However, both models were inadequate in predicting the final effluent concentrations of NO3-N. The first-order area-based removal rate constants (k, m/yr) determined from the experimental data were 200.5 for BOD5, 80.1 for TP and 173.8 for NH4-N and these indicate a high rate of pollutant removal within the CWs. en
dc.description.sponsorship Other funder en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.requires Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection en
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 46 (5): 490-499, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2011.551729. en
dc.subject Alum sludge en
dc.subject Constructed wetlands en
dc.subject First-order en
dc.subject Regression analysis en
dc.subject k-C* model en
dc.subject.lcsh Water treatment plant residuals en
dc.subject.lcsh Constructed wetlands en
dc.subject.lcsh Regression analysis en
dc.title On the fit of statistical and k-C* models to projecting treatment performance in a constructed wetland system en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2011.551729
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 46 en
dc.identifier.issue 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 490 en
dc.identifier.endpage 499 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10934529.2011.551729
dc.neeo.contributor Babatunde|A.O.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Zhao|Y.Q.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Doyle|R.J.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Rackard|S.M.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Kumar|J.L.G.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Hu|Y.S.|aut|
dc.description.othersponsorship Enterprise Ireland en
dc.description.othersponsorship Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food en
dc.description.admin 12M embargo: release after 5/04/2011 - AV 25/8/2011 en

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