Phthalic acid esters (PAEs) have become widely diffused in the environment via the manufacturing process. Numerous experiments have shown that the bioaccumulation of PAEs occurred in the aquatic and terrestrial food chain; meanwhile, it was found that some of PAEs were considered as potential carcinogens, teratogens and mutagens. In this research, two vertical/reverse-vertical flow constructed wetland systems were set up to study its removal efficiency of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) pollution. The results showed that the constructed wetland system could remove DBP effectively, and the removal rates reached nearly 100%. Substrate microorganism and enzymatic activities probably played key roles during DBP removal, and the removal of DBP probably mainly took place in the upper layer of chamber A in the constructed wetland systems. © 2007 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Liang, W., Deng, J. qi, Zhan, F. cui, & Wu, Z. bin. (2009). Effects of constructed wetland system on the removal of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Microbiological Research, 164(2), 206–211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micres.2006.11.013