The role of constructed wetlands in secondary effluent treatment and water reuse in subtropical and arid Australia

  • Greenway M
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Abstract

Water reclamation and reuse is being actively promoted in Australia. In Queensland, surface-flow constructed wetlands with a diversity of macrophyte types offer the greatest potential for effluent polishing. Constructed wetlands in subtropical climates in coastal regions and arid climates in inland western regions are conducive to high macrophyte growth rates and nutrient removal, in particular nitrogen, producing an effluent suitable for irrigation, restoration of wetlands and/or release into natural waterways. Faecal-coliform removal is also high, producing effluent with

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  • Constructed wetland
  • Mosquitoes
  • Nutrients
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Wetland plants

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  • M Greenway

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