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Innovative Best Management Fact Sheet. No. 1, Floating Treatment Wetlands

  title={Innovative Best Management Fact Sheet. No. 1, Floating Treatment Wetlands},
  author={D. Sample and Chih-Yu Wang and L. Fox},
  • D. Sample, Chih-Yu Wang, L. Fox
  • Published 2013
  • Engineering
  • Floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) are manmade ecosystems that mimic natural wetlands. FTWs are created using floating rafts that support plants grown hydro-ponically. The rafts float on a wet pond water surface and can be used to improve water quality by filtering, consuming, or breaking down pollutants (e.g., nutrients, sediment, and metals) from the water (fig. 1). FTWs may represent a relatively low cost and sustainable engineered best management practice (BMP) for reducing pollution in… CONTINUE READING
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