1046 Pages 8 Color & 650 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Completely revised and updated, Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition is still the most comprehensive resource available for the planning, design, and operation of wetland treatment systems. The book addresses the design, construction, and operation of wetlands for water pollution control. It presents the best current procedures for sizing these systems, and describing the intrinsic processes that combine to quantify performance.

    The Second Edition covers:

    • New methods based on the latest research
    • Wastewater characterization and regulatory framework analyses leading to detailed design and economics
    • State-of-the-art procedures for analyzing hydraulics, hydrology, substrates and wetlands biogeochemistry
    • Definition of performance expectations for traditional pollutants such as solids, oxygen demand, nutrients and pathogens, as well as for metals and a wide variety of individual organic and inorganic chemicals
    • Discussion of methods of configuration, construction, and vegetation establishment and startup considerations
    • Ancillary benefits of human use and wildlife habitat
    • Specific examples of numerous applications
    • Extensive reference base of current information

    The book provides a complete reference that includes: detailed information on wetland ecology, design for consistent performance, construction guidance and operational control through effective monitoring. Case histories of operational wetland treatment systems illustrate the variety of design approaches presented allowing you to tailor them to the needs of your wetlands treatment projects. The sheer amount of information found in Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition makes it the resource you will turn to again and again.

    Processes and Performance
    Overview of Wetlands for Water Quality Treatment
    Wetland Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Cycles
    Water Flow in Wetlands
    Chemical Reactions in Treatment Wetlands
    Wetland Process Modifiers
    Suspended Solids
    Biochemical and Chemical Oxygen Demand
    Trace Metals and Macroelements
    Trace Organics and Inorganics
    Principal Design Considerations
    Analysis of the Wetland Alternative
    Wastewater Source Characterization
    Regulatory Considerations
    Selection of Appropriate Ecosystem Type
    Detailed Design
    Detailed Economics
    Ancillary Design Issues and Implementation
    Wetland Soils
    Groundwater Protection and Liners
    Vegetation Selection and Establishment
    Design for Wildlife Habitat
    Design For Ancillary Human Uses
    Construction and Startup
    Operation and Maintenance


    Robert H. Kadlec, Scott Wallace