Constructed wetlands: The ugly duckling of water recycling?

Andrea Ghermandi, Davide Bixio, Pietro Traverso

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A review of significant contributions of constructed wetlands in wastewater treatment and water recycling processes is presented. The significance of using wetlands for recycling wastewater has increased due to third edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline that requires the safe use of wastewater, excreta, and groundwater in agriculture and acquaculture. Surface-flow constructed wetlands represent an attractive technology for reclaiming treated wastewater as a water supply source for sensitive and multi-sectoral peri-urban wastewater due to its low maintenance costs.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationWater 21
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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