A Bench-Scale Study of Wastewater Aquaculture Using the Duckweed

by James G. Dedes, BSC Engineering, Boston, MA, USA,
James C. O'Shaughnessy, BSC Engineering, Boston, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


A continuous flow bench scale reactor was used to evaluate nutrient removal and growth characteristics of the duckweed, Lemna minor. Such a system can further an understanding of the treatment mechanisms in floating-leaved aquatic plants used for wastewater treatment as well as provide design data for pilot and full size treatment plants. Some of the results of the research are presented. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Benchmark | Wastewater treatment plants | Biological processes | Vegetation | Wastewater management | Water reclamation | Waste treatment | Aquatic habitats

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