Special Issue "Floating Treatment Wetlands"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Systems—Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sarah A. White
Guest Editor
Clemson University, Clemson, United States
Interests: constructed wetlands, nutrient cycling, water treatment, agrichemicals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Managing water quality within surface waters around the world is a critical need, for the protection of both human and environmental health.  Harmful algal blooms and impaired water quality are major concerns and require investment of resources (captial, land, personnel) to manage. Floating treatment wetlands are a type of constructed wetland designed to be installed upon bodies of water, facilitating water treatment without the need for extensive sitework. Floating treatment wetlands have been used to treat water from urban, agricultural, and industrial sources. 

The aim of this Special Issue is to present state-of-the-art research and applications of floating treatment wetlands for water treatment.  As floating treatment wetlands are a relatively new technology, many research questions remain that need to be definitively addressed. These include, but are not limited to: scaffold design (intensive vs. extensive), flow rate, plant selection, the role of microbial communities, active vs. passive management, percent coverage, scalability (laboratory, pilot- and full scale), economics of treatment, modeling contaminant cycling, and more.

We encourage submission of papers that address these and related issues, to advance the current state of knowledge driving the implementation of floating treatment wetlands for water treatment.

Dr. Sarah A. White
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Floating treatment wetland
  • Water quality
  • Nutrient mitigation
  • Plant harvest
  • Scalability
  • Contaminant cycling
  • Microbial community analysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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