Plants as ecosystem engineers in subsurface-flow treatment wetlands.

@article{Tanner2001PlantsAE,
  title={Plants as ecosystem engineers in subsurface-flow treatment wetlands.},
  author={Chris C. Tanner},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 11-12},
  pages={9-17}
}
  • Chris C. Tanner
  • Published 2001 in
    Water science and technology : a journal of the…
Mass balance performance data from side by side studies of planted and unplanted gravel-bed treatment wetlands with horizontal subsurface-flow are compared. Planted systems showed enhanced nitrogen and initial phosphorus removal, but only small improvements in disinfection, BOD, COD and suspended solids removal. Direct nutrient uptake by plants was insufficient to account for more than a fraction of the improved removal shown by planted systems. Roles of plants as ecosystem engineers are… CONTINUE READING

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