Wastewater Treatment, Plant Dynamics and Management in Constructed and Natural Wetlands

  • Jan Vymazal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Mária Dinka, Edit Ágoston-Szabó, Olga Urbanc-Berčič, Mateja Germ, Nina Šraj-Kržič, Alenka Gaberščik
    Pages 1-12
  3. Brigita Horvat, Olga Urbanc-Berčič, Alenka Gaberščik
    Pages 13-22
  4. Christopher Craft, Chad Washburn, Amanda Parker
    Pages 23-31
  5. Raija Laiho, Kari Minkkinen, Jani Anttila, Petra Vávřová, Timo Penttilä
    Pages 53-64
  6. Petra Vávrová, Bo Stenberg, Marjut Karsisto, Veikko Kitunen, Tarja Tapanila, Raija Laiho
    Pages 65-87
  7. Pille Kängsepp, Margit Kõiv, Mait Kriipsalu, Ülo Mander
    Pages 89-98
  8. Katy E. Read, Peter D. Hedges, Phil M. Fermor
    Pages 99-109
  9. Peter D. Hedges, Phil M. Fermor, Jiří Dušek
    Pages 111-120
  10. Gijs Du Laing, Annelies Van de Moortel, Els Lesage, Filip M. G. Tack, Marc G. Verloo
    Pages 121-133
  11. Suwasa Kantawanichkul, Kiattisak Pingkul, Hiroyuki Araki
    Pages 161-170
  12. Günter Langergraber, Christoph Prandtstetten, Alexander Pressl, Kirsten Sleytr, Klaus Leroch, Roland Rohrhofer et al.
    Pages 199-209
  13. Els Lesage, Charity Mundia, Diederik P. L. Rousseau, Annelies Van de Moortel, Gijs Du Laing, Filip M. G. Tack et al.
    Pages 211-221

About this book

Introduction

Wetlands were historically neglected until it was revealed that they could be economically valuable to man. They are one of the most dynamic ecosystems in the world and have many functions for society. For example, natural wetlands provide food staples, building materials, irrigation of agricultural lands, waterways, shelter for wildlife, and a means of flood control. Constructed wetlands provide a reliable treatment technology for various types of polluted water, including industrial and agricultural wastewater, stormwater runoff, municipal sewage and landfill leachate.

Both natural and constructed wetlands require careful management in order to optimally provide these functions, and this volume presents the latest results in the field of management and performance optimization of these systems. The book covers wetland science worldwide, with examples from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.

It will be of interest not only to ecological and environmental scientists and teachers, but also to engineers, regulators and landscape planners.

Keywords

Filtration Stormwater development ecosystems environment peat vegetation wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Vymazal
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Systems Biology and EcologyCzech Academy of SciencesCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8235-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8234-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8235-1
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