Treatment of septage in constructed wetlands in tropical climate: lessons learnt from seven years of operation.

@article{Koottatep2005TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of septage in constructed wetlands in tropical climate: lessons learnt from seven years of operation.},
  author={Thammarat Koottatep and Narong Surinkul and Chongrak Polprasert and Abu Sayed Md Kamal and Doulaye Kon{\'e} and Agn{\`e}s Montangero and Udo Heinss and Martin Strauss},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 9},
  pages={119-26}
}
In tropical regions, where most of the developing countries are located, septic tanks and other onsite sanitation systems are the predominant form of storage and pre-treatment of excreta and wastewater, generating septage and other types of sludges. The septage is disposed of untreated, mainly due to lack of affordable treatment options. This study presents lessons that have been learned from the operation of pilotscale constructed wetlands (CWs) for septage treatment since 1997. The… CONTINUE READING

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