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Title Wetlands for tropical applications : wastewater treatment by constructed wetlands / edited by Norio Tanaka, Wun Jern Ng, K.B.S.N. Jinadasa.
Imprint London : Imperial College Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 150 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-145) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Constructed wetlands.
Sewage -- Purification.
Wetland ecology.
Wetland management.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Ch. 1. An introduction to wetlands in the tropics / Jagath Manatunge and W.A.U. Witharana -- ch. 2. The tropical environment / M.I.M. Mowjood and S. Sasikala -- ch. 3. Pollutants and wetland treatment / K.B.S.N. Jinadasa and G.M.P.R. Weerakoon -- ch. 4. Wetland plant dynamics / Norio Tanaka and S.K. Weragoda -- ch. 5. Design of tropical constructed wetlands / W.J. Ng and Gayan Gunaratne -- ch. 6. Engineering the wetlands / D.R.I.B. Werellagama and Sisira Karunaratne -- ch. 7. Cost and sustainability of constructed wetlands / A.K. Karunarathna.
Summary Annotation. This book provides a systematic exposition of the design features of constructed wetlands, and their management (in terms of siting, physical maintenance, and operation). Only very few books (or chapters) have been published on constructed wetlands in tropical conditions and none are current. The selection of plant species, managing their growth and harvesting cycles, and the impact these have on the attenuation of organic and inorganic pollutants, nutrients, and pathogens would be of interest to students and practitioners of the art working under tropical conditions. The potential of constructed wetlands as a low-cost intervention for developing countries in tropical regions that faced water pollution problems, in particular, deserves to be explored systematically.
Other Author Tanaka, Norio, editor.
Ng, Wun Jern, editor.
Jinadasa, K. B. S. N., editor.
Other Title Print version: Wetlands for tropical applications. London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2011 9781848162976