Subsurface flow reedbeds using alternative media for the treatment of domestic greywater in Monteverde, Costa Rica, Central America.

@article{Dallas2005SubsurfaceFR,
  title={Subsurface flow reedbeds using alternative media for the treatment of domestic greywater in Monteverde, Costa Rica, Central America.},
  author={Stewart Dallas and Goen Ho},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={119-28}
}
This paper describes the performance of reedbeds using plastic (PET) bottle segments as an alternative low-cost media for the treatment of domestic greywater in Monteverde, Costa Rica, Central America. Twelve reedbeds consisting of four sets of triplicates were monitored through wet and dry seasons in order to determine the effect of media type (PET versus crushed rock) and the effect of plants. In both seasons, performance of the planted reedbeds with PET media, for BOD and fecal coliform… CONTINUE READING