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


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 | Vegetation | Sewage | Water treatment | Wastewater treatment plants | Wastewater management | Water reclamation | United States | Europe

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