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Title (Primary) Constructed wetlands treating water contaminated with organic hydrocarbons
Title (Secondary) Constructed wetlands for industrial wastewater treatment
Author Thullner, M.; Stefanakis, A.I.; Dehestani, S.;
Publisher Stefanakis, A.I.;
Year 2018
Department UMB;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T41;
Keywords constructed wetlands; contaminated groundwater; MTBE; BTEX; benzene; phenols; wastewater treatment; hydrocarbons
Abstract Hydrocarbon contamination is an environmental issue occurring in many countries around the world. Oil extraction and associated industrial facilities (e.g., refineries, chemical industry) are areas where this type of pollutant is usually found in surface and groundwater. The group of hydrocarbon compounds includes several substances; among them, fuel hydrocarbons such as BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes), MTBE (methyl‐tert‐butyl‐ether) and phenolic compounds which are commonly found in water. Many physical and chemical technologies have been applied to remediate hydrocarbon contaminated water (e.g., membrane separation, advanced oxidation processes, stripping). However, most of these techniques involve high investment, operation and maintenance costs and require significant expertise and mechanical equipment. Thus, the use of the alternative and sustainable technology of Constructed Wetlands becomes increasingly attractive. This chapter summarizes the existing state‐of‐the‐art solutions on the use of Constructed Wetlands for the treatment of hydrocarbon‐contaminated water, focusing on MTBE, benzene‐BTEX and phenolic compounds.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=20719
Thullner, M., Stefanakis, A.I., Dehestani, S. (2018):
Constructed wetlands treating water contaminated with organic hydrocarbons
In: Stefanakis, A.I. (ed.)
Constructed wetlands for industrial wastewater treatment
Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, p. 43 - 63