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Denitrification in constructed wetlands used for treatment of swine wastewater

Author(s): P. G. Hunt, T. A. Matheny and A. A. Szogi

Month: Mar-Apr
Year: 2003

Journal: Journal of Environmental Quality
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Pages: 727-735

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Nutrients, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Wetland

Species Referenced: Juncus effusus (Common rush), Sparganium americanum (American bur-reed),


Evaluates the potential of constructed wetlands to treat nitrogen loads released from livestock wastewater. Constructed wetlands were planted with species mixtures. One mixture was planted with Juncus effusus, Scirpus cyperinus, and other species; the other mixture was planted with Sparganium americanum and two Typha species. In addition, the experiment tested the effects of water depth on denitrification enzyme activity. Results indicated that denitrification enzyme activity can be significant in treating livestock wastewater and was effected by water depth.

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P. G. Hunt, T. A. Matheny and A. A. Szogi. "Denitrification in constructed wetlands used for treatment of swine wastewater." Journal of Environmental Quality 32.2 (2003): 727-735.

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ISSN: 0047-2425
DOI: 10.2134/jeq2003.7270

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