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REP R 180 Review of the design and management of constructed wetlands
Constructed wetlands represent a cost-effective, low energy and robust means of water treatment. There are now more than 350 systems implemented or proposed in the UK for this purpose. The majority employ reed bed filters, which use a variety of flow regimes and media. This report now presents a state-of-the-art review which details the benefits and limits of constructed wetlands to treat domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater, and urban and highway runoff. The report also describes wetland operation, alternative design options, and management strategies, together with their economic and environmental considerations.
CIRIA was formerly known as the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. They are a member-based research and information organisation who publish reports and technical papers covering building and civil engineering as well as transport and utilities infrastructure.
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