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Treatment of dairy wastewater using constructed wetlands and intermittent sand filters

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dc.contributor.author Healy, Mark G.
dc.contributor.author Rodgers, Michael
dc.contributor.author Mulqueen, John
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-13T14:07:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-13T14:07:50Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J. 2007. Treatment of dairy wastewater using constructed wetlands and intermittent sand filters. Bioresource Technology 98: 2268-2281. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2567
dc.description.abstract In Ireland, the most common method of disposal of dairy parlour washings is by land spreading. This treatment method has numerous problems, namely high labour requirements and the potential for eutrophication of surface and ground waters. Constructed wetlands are commonly used for treatment of secondary municipal wastewaters and they have been gaining popularity for treatment of agricultural wastewaters in Ireland. Intermittent sand filtration may offer an alternative to traditional treatment methods. As well as providing comparable treatment performance, they also have a smaller footprint, due to the substantially higher organic loading rates that may be applied to their surfaces. This paper discusses the performance and design criteria of constructed wetlands for the treatment of domestic and agricultural wastewater, and sand filters for the treatment of domestic wastewater. It also proposes sand filtration as an alternative treatment mechanism for agricultural wastewater and suggests design guidelines. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Bioresource Technology en_US
dc.subject Civil Engineering en_US
dc.subject Constructed wetlands en_US
dc.subject Sand filters en_US
dc.subject Agricultural wastewater treatment en_US
dc.subject Municipal wastewater treatment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Constructed wetlands en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sand filters en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural wastewater treatment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Municipal wastewater treatment en_US
dc.title Treatment of dairy wastewater using constructed wetlands and intermittent sand filters en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2006.07.036 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder Teagasc en_US

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