Enhanced performance of pilot-scale hybrid constructed wetlands with A/O reactor in raw domestic sewage treatment

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Chunhui Xiong
  • Nora Fungyee Tam
  • Yunv Dai
  • Xiaomeng Zhang
  • Rui Li
  • And 3 others
  • Yu Zheng
  • Lin Wang
  • Yang Yang

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number110026
Journal / PublicationJournal of Environmental Management
Volume258
Online published7 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2020

Abstract

The aim of this study was to improve the nutrient removal efficiency by optimizing aeration time, hydraulic loading rate (HLR) and combination type in hybrid constructed wetlands (HCWs) with anoxic/oxic (A/O) reactor. The results showed that, the highest removal percentages of TN, NH4–N, TP, PO4–P and COD were 87.9%, 98.1%, 86.1%, 85.3% and 95.2%, respectively, in horizontal subsurface flow (HF) – surface flow – vertical subsurface flow CW with A/O reactor at 0.1 m/d HLR and 2 h aeration. HLR, aeration time and combination type had a significant impact on the removal of nutrients, though plant diversity did not have any significant influence. Presence of the A/O reactor improved the removal of TN in the HCWs by reducing influent loading and changing influent characteristics, thereby affecting the role of nitrification, anammox, and denitrification processes. The anammox process was the dominant pathway in the 1st HF CWs during the aeration period, where the highest removal of phosphorus was observed.

Research Area(s)

  • A/O reactor, Anammox, Constructed wetland, Functional gene, Nutrient removal, Orthogonal test

Citation Format(s)

Enhanced performance of pilot-scale hybrid constructed wetlands with A/O reactor in raw domestic sewage treatment. / Xiong, Chunhui; Tam, Nora Fungyee; Dai, Yunv; Zhang, Xiaomeng; Li, Rui; Zheng, Yu; Wang, Lin; Yang, Yang.

In: Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 258, 110026, 15.03.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review