Greywater pollutant removal dynamics in the vegetative biofiltration systems

Chowdhury, R. and Abaya, J. and Ksiksi, T. and Mostafa, M. (2017) Greywater pollutant removal dynamics in the vegetative biofiltration systems. In: 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD 2017), 10-15 Sept 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.

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This study explored the greywater pollutant removal effectiveness of the vegetative biofiltration system. Thirty six biofiltration columns were constructed where twelve different species in triplet were planted. The columns were irrigated by synthetic greywater and the removal efficiency of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cr, Zn, Cu) were monitored. The retention of heavy metals in the water, plants (leaves, stem and roots) and soil were investigated. The biofiltration systems performed well in reducing Zn and Cu. Overall the low biomass species performed well, however, the Pennisetum seateceum plant performed outstandingly in removing heavy metals.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 01:27
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: biofiltration, greywater, heavy metal, vegetation, WSUD
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4004 Chemical engineering > 400499 Chemical engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400513 Water resources engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960912 Urban and Industrial Water Management

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