Propagation of human enteropathogens in constructed horizontal wetlands used for tertiary wastewater treatment.

@article{Graczyk2009PropagationOH,
  title={Propagation of human enteropathogens in constructed horizontal wetlands used for tertiary wastewater treatment.},
  author={Thaddeus K. Graczyk and Frances E. Lucy and Leena Tamang and Yessika Mashinski and Michael A. Broaders and Michelle H Connolly and Hui-Wen A. Cheng},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 13},
  pages={4531-8}
}
Constructed subsurface flow (SSF) and free-surface flow (FSF) wetlands are being increasingly implemented worldwide into wastewater treatments in response to the growing need for microbiologically safe reclaimed waters, which is driven by an exponential increase in the human population and limited water resources. Wastewater samples from four SSF and FSF wetlands in northwestern Ireland were tested qualitatively and quantitatively for Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, and human… CONTINUE READING