An alternative arrangement of gravel media in tidal flow reed beds treating pig farm wastewater

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Show simple item record Sun, Guangzhi Zhao, Y.Q. Allen, Stephen 2011-09-23T15:18:46Z 2011-09-23T15:18:46Z Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2006 en 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Water, Air and Soil Pollution en
dc.identifier.issn 0049-6979 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1573-2932 (Online
dc.description.abstract The effect of using coarse grain in the upper layer of a gravel-based reed bed is investigated. The aim for testing the “anti-sized” arrangement of gravel media is to seek a solution for the practical problem of medium clogging in reed beds that frequently takes place during the treatment of high strength wastewaters. Results from parallel operations of an anti-sized and a conventional “mono-sized” reed bed reveal that the former has the advantage of greater pollutant removal efficiencies. A specific clogging tendency rate is defined to quantitatively describe the clogging behaviour. Calculation of the clogging tendency rate reveals that the anti-sized reed bed has a clear advantage over the mono-sized bed because of improved ability to counteract clogging. Greater pore space in the upper layer of the anti-sized bed allows the suspended solids to be filtered and penetrate farther into the bed matrix, thereby allowing the solid-storage capacity of the matrix to be used more effectively and prolonging the operational life time of the bed. As such, the anti-sized arrangement of reed bed media may provide a viable solution for the problem of clogging. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer 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 The final publication is available at en
dc.subject Clogging en
dc.subject Constructed wetland en
dc.subject Gravel en
dc.subject Tidal flow en
dc.subject Wastewater treatment en
dc.subject.lcsh Constructed wetlands en
dc.subject.lcsh Animal waste en
dc.subject.lcsh Organic wastes--Purification en
dc.title An alternative arrangement of gravel media in tidal flow reed beds treating pig farm wastewater en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 182 en
dc.identifier.issue 1-4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 13 en
dc.identifier.endpage 19 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11270-006-9316-6
dc.neeo.contributor Sun|Guangzhi|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Zhao|Y.Q.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Allen|Stephen|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship EPSRC en
dc.description.admin ke,SB-07/09/2011 en

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