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Main Title The use of wetlands for water pollution control /
Author Chan, Emy. ; Bursztynsky, Taras A. ; Hantzsche, Norman ; Litwin, Yoram J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bursztynsky, Taras A.
Hantzsche, Norman N.
Litwin, Yoram J.
CORP Author Association of Bay Area Governments, Berkeley CA.;Office of Research and Development. Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA 600/2-82-086; EPA-R-806357
Stock Number PB83-107466
OCLC Number 10703742
Subjects Water--Pollution ; Water quality ; Wetlands
Additional Subjects Filtration ; Swamps ; Water pollution control ; Vegetation ; Adsorption ; Settling ; Coagulation ; Vaporizing ; Nitrogen ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Phosphorus ; Oxidation reduction reactions ; Photochemical reactions ; Hydrocarbons ; Anaerobic processes ; Aerobic processes ; Microorganisms ; Respiration ; Hydrology ; Wetlands ; Storm water runoff
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA-600/2-82-086 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/29/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-82-086 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/01/2022
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-82-086 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/15/2016
NTIS  PB83-107466 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 261 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Wetlands such as marshes, swamps and artificial wetlands, have been shown to remove selected pollutants from urban stormwater runoff and treated municipal wastewaters. Wetlands have produced reduction in BOD, pathogens, and some hydrocarbons, and excel in nitrogen removal. They have been reported to act as sinks for trace metals, phosphorus and suspended solids. Physical pollutant removal mechanisms in wetlands include sedimentation, coagulation, chemical filtration, volatilization, adsorption and chelation. Vegetative mechanisms include absorption through roots, stems and leaves, filtration and chemical transformations in the plants. Although individual plant species have been studied for their pollutant removal properties, the interaction of numerous plant and animal species in pollutant removal in a wetland is not well understood.