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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Volume 16, Issue 2 (January-2 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Constructed wetlands (CWs) are considered an ideal environmental technology for the treatment of [...] Read more. Constructed wetlands (CWs) are considered an ideal environmental technology for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater due to their low cost of implementation and operation, zero energy consumption, and great results in the elimination of pollutants. The substrates or the filling material used in CWs work as filters, support media to the vegetation sown in them, and allow biological and physicochemical interactions in subsurface flow CWs. The substrates constitute 50% of the system volume, implying a cost increase when they are implemented in actual-size, so it is important to search for new substrates cheaper but equally functional such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste. Finally, the use of ornamental plants instead of using typical wetland plant species favors the insertion of CWs in rural landscapes in an aesthetic form. View this paper