Special Issue "Treatment Wetlands"

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
Guest Editor
Division of Water Resources Engineering, Department of Building and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
Interests: civil engineering; environmental engineering; environmental science; water resources engineering; agricultural water management; pollution control; wastewater treatment; decision support systems; treatment wetlands; integrated constructed wetlands; hydrology; sustainable flood retention basins; sustainable drainage systems; permeable pavement systems; ponds and capillary suction time
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is concerned with treatment wetlands, which are artificial (or constructed) wetlands usually treating municipal or industrial wastewater, greywater and stormwater runoff. They are engineered systems that use natural processes, vegetation, soil and organisms to treat waters. Depending on the type of wastewater, the design of the treatment wetlands has to be adjusted, accordingly. Primary treatment of wastewater is recommended when there is a considerable amount of large suspended matter. However, treatment wetland outflow does not require further purification.

Similar to natural wetlands, treatment wetlands act as a biological filter and can remove a wide range of pollutants. These wetlands have been designed to remove fine suspended solids, organic matter, pathogens and nutrients. There are two main types of treatment wetlands: subsurface-flow and surface-flow. The planted vegetation and aggregates can play an important role in pollutant removal.

This Special Issue is particularly concerned with original research into the latest research developments in the wider treatment wetland area such as innovations in operation, integrated constructed wetlands and sustainable flood retention basins. However, critical and analytical reviews of recent trends are also encouraged.

I very much look forward to hearing about your research.

Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
Guest Editor

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  • decision support system
  • ecological engineering
  • integrated constructed wetland
  • pond
  • stormwater management
  • sustainable flood retention basin
  • treatment wetland
  • wastewater treatment
  • water quality control
  • water resources management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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