Purification capacity of a highly loaded laboratory scale tidal flow reed bed system with effluent recirculation

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dc.contributor.author Zhao, Y.Q.
dc.contributor.author Sun, Guangzhi
dc.contributor.author Allen, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-30T16:00:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-30T16:00:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 Elsevier B.V. en
dc.date.issued 2004-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Science of the Total Environment en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3199
dc.description.abstract The purification capacity of a laboratory scale tidal flow reed bed system with final effluent recirculation at a ratio of 1:1 was investigated in this study. In particular, the four-stage reed bed system was heavily loaded with strong agricultural wastewater. Under the hydraulic and organic loading rates of 0.43 m3/m2.d and 1055 gCOD/m2.d, respectively, the average removal efficiencies obtained for COD, BOD5, SS, NH4-N and P were 77%, 78%, 66%, 62% and 38%, respectively. Even with the high loading rates, about 30% of NH4-N was converted into NO2-N and NO3-N from the mid-stage of the system where nitrification took place. The results suggest that the multi-stage reed bed system could be employed to treat strong wastewater under high loading, especially for the substantive mass removal of solids, organic matter and ammoniacal-nitrogen. Tidal flow combined with effluent recirculation is a favourable operation strategy to achieve this objective. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
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dc.relation.requires Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection en
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment,. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Science of the Total Environment, 330 (1-3): 1-8 DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.03.002. en
dc.subject Agricultural wastewater en
dc.subject Constructed wetland en
dc.subject Nitrification en
dc.subject Recirculation en
dc.subject Reed bed en
dc.subject Tidal flow en
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural wastes en
dc.subject.lcsh Constructed wetlands en
dc.subject.lcsh Nitrification en
dc.subject.lcsh Biofilms en
dc.title Purification capacity of a highly loaded laboratory scale tidal flow reed bed system with effluent recirculation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.03.002 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 330 en
dc.identifier.issue 1-3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.03.002
dc.neeo.contributor Zhao|Y.Q.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Sun|Guangzhi|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Allen|Stephen|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship EPSRC en
dc.description.admin ke,ab,SB-09/09/2011 en

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