|Reference Category||Qualification assignments|
|DOI / URL||link|
|Title (Primary)||Influence of system type, loading regimes and helophyte species on inorganic sulfur transformations in constructed wetlands|
|POF III (all)||T41;|
|UFZ wide themes||RU3;|
|Abstract||Constructed wetlands (CWs) are valuable systems for the treatment of various types of contaminated wastewater. They offer numerous advantages over conventional wastewater treatment technologies, which make them an attractive alternative especially when economic savings are targeted or compulsory. Nonetheless, our incomplete understanding of the processes that contribute to pollutants removal or transformations is one of the main limitations towards optimizing their performance and consequently encouraging the broader application of CWs worldwide.
Sulfur is a ubiquitous constituent of numerous types of wastewater, but its cycling processes in CWs are so far not sufficiently investigated. This is in part because its commonly occurring compounds such as sulfate have no stringent requirements for disposal in the environment. Nonetheless, sulfur cycling affects and interacts with carbon, nitrogen and metal removal processes and hence the overall performance of CWs. Since the effect of sulfur cycling on carbon removal has been in most cases of a desired nature, the main focus of this research was set on the sulfur processes and their influence on nitrogen removal in CWs.
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=20118|
|Saad, R.A.B. (2017):
Influence of system type, loading regimes and helophyte species on inorganic sulfur transformations in constructed wetlands
Dissertation, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg