1st Edition

Treatment Marshes for Runoff and Polishing

By Robert H. Kadlec Copyright 2020
    1056 Pages 300 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Treatment Marshes for Runoff and Polishing represents the most comprehensive and up-date-date resource for the design, construction, and operation of marsh treatment systems.

    This new edition represents a complete rewrite of the surface flow sections of previous editions of Treatment Wetlands. It is based on the performance hundreds of treatment marshes over the past 40 years. Treatment Marshes focuses on urban and agricultural runoff, river and lake water improvement, and highly treated municipal effluents.

    New information from the past dozen years is used to improve data interpretation and design concepts. Topics included in this book are

    • Diversity of marsh vegetation
    • Analyses of the human use of treatment marshes
    • New concepts of underground processes and functions
    • Spectrum of marsh values spanning mitigation, restoration, enhancement, and water quality improvement
    • Improved methods for calculation of evapotranspiration and wetland water temperatures
    • Hydraulics of surface and subsurface flows in marshes
    • Analysis of long track records for deterministic and probabilistic behavior
    • Consideration of integrated microbial and vegetative contaminant removals via mass balances
    • Uptake and emission of gases
    • Performance of urban and agricultural wetlands
    • Design procedures for urban and agricultural wetlands
    • Reduction of trace metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, and trace organics
    • Updated capital and O&M economics, and valuation of ancillary benefits
    • An updated list of over 1900 references

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Hydrology

    Chapter 3 Surface Water Movement

    Chapter 4 The Marsh Underground

    Chapter 5 Microbial and Plant Communities

    Chapter 6 Energy Flows and Temperature

    Chapter 7 Representing Treatment Performance

    Chapter 8 Suspended Solids

    Chapter 9 Nitrogen

    Chapter 10 Phosphorus

    Chapter 11 Event-Driven Systems

    Chapter 12 Ancillary Substances

    Chapter 13 Trace Metals

    Chapter 14 Trace Organics

    Chapter 15 Ecological Perspective

    Chapter 16 Footprints and Performance

    Chapter 17 Interior Design and Construction

    Chapter 18 Management, Operations, and Maintenance

    Chapter 19 Economics


    Dr. Robert H. Kadlec earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universities of Wisconsin and Michigan. Bob has worked on treatment wetlands in many states and several other countries. He has participated in the design of over 100 treatment wetlands. He is past chairman of the International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group on the Use of Macrophytes in Water Pollution Control. Dr. Kadlec has authored or coauthored over 150 publications on treatment wetlands, in addition to dozens of project reports. He was a proposer and developer of the U.S. EPA North American Treatment Wetland Database.