Practical Use of Plants for Water Purification

by Wolf-Dieter Rausch, PURE Abwassertechnik, Traunstein-Wolkersdorf, Germany,
Linus W. Heydon, Jr., PURE Abwassertechnik, Traunstein-Wolkersdorf, Germany,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Problems with contaminated wastewater in USA, Eastern Europe, and developing countries are outlined. Botanical sewage purification for purifying human, animal, and industrial sewage is described. Roots and rhyzomes o aquatic plants provide oxygen to the wastewater flow. Possibilties for application in sewage purification, elimination of pathogenic organisms, irrigation, and biomass production are discussed.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Sewage | Vegetation | Water use | Wastewater treatment plants | Aquatic habitats | Wastewater management | Pollution | North America | Europe | Eastern Europe | United States

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