Special Issue "Pollutants Removal from Wastewater Using Constructed Wetlands"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: water quality; environmental impact assessment; environment; ecosystem ecology; water treatment; biodiversity; wastewater treatment; ecology; water analysis; water and wastewater treatment
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In the early 1950s, the first experiments on the use of wetland plants to treat wastewater were carried out by Dr. Käthe Seidel in Germany. The first full-scale constructed wetlands (CW) were put into operation in the Netherlands in 1967. After slowly spreading in the 1970s and 1980s, CWs became international in the 1990s with more and more interaction among scientists and engineers all over the world, and they have continued to grow in popularity since. Currently, CWs are recognized as a reliable wastewater treatment technology and represent a suitable solution for the treatment of many types of wastewater, such as domestic wastewater, stormwater, agricultural drainage, industry effluent, landfill leachate, activated sludge, and so on. They have been considered a cost-efficient nature-based technology for the removal of traditional pollutants (COD, BOD, nitrogen, phosphorus) with various types. Additionally, CWs are flexible and can be easily adapted to new applications, including the removal of contaminants of emerging concern.
This Special Issue will become a platform for the exchange of experiences and valuable observations of researchers in the field of constructed wetlands research. It will concentrate on highlighting timely research studies addressing the removal of various pollutants in CWs. This Special Issue welcomes submissions covering a broad range of topics related to CW applications for water and wastewater purification, bringing new insights into the treatment performance of different pollutants as well as their removal mechanisms in CWs. Review papers, research papers, and case studies are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Zhongbing Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Constructed wetlands
- Floating treatment wetlands
- Sludge treatment wetland
- Wastewater treatment
- Pollutants’ removal
- Heavy metals
- Contaminants of emerging concern