Document Detail


Microbial water quality improvement by small scale on-site subsurface wetland treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12940486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It has been demonstrated that large constructed wetlands used for domestic wastewater treatment are useful in the reduction of enteric microorganisms. This study evaluated the ability of three small-scale, on-site subsurface wetlands with different vegetation densities to remove total coliforms, fecal coliforms, coliphage, Giardia and Cryptosporidium. These wetlands were found to be equally efficient in the removal of enteric bacteria and coliphage as larger constructed wetlands. Giardia and Cryptosporidium were usually undetectable after passage of the wastewater through the subsurface wetlands. Coliphage removal increased with increasing vegetation density.
Authors:
Rita L Nokes; Charles P Gerba; Martin M Karpiscak
Related Documents :
14623046 - Effects of plants and microorganisms in constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment.
12940486 - Microbial water quality improvement by small scale on-site subsurface wetland treatment.
16736186 - Animal-plant-microbe interactions: direct and indirect effects of swan foraging behavio...
15991686 - Application of constructed wetlands to the treatment of leachates from a municipal soli...
16893976 - The face value of ion fluxes: the challenge of determining influx in the low-affinity t...
24871486 - Molecular diversity in phenolic and polyphenolic precursors of tannin-inspired nanocoat...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1093-4529     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-27     Completed Date:  2003-12-10     Revised Date:  2009-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812551     Medline TA:  J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1849-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Coliphages / isolation & purification*
Cryptosporidium / isolation & purification*
Ecosystem*
Enterobacteriaceae / isolation & purification*
Giardia / isolation & purification*
Waste Disposal, Fluid
Water Microbiology*
Water Movements
Water Purification*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The biodegradation of 1,3-dichlorobenzene by an adapted strain Bacillus cereus PF-11 derived from to...
Next Document:  Bioremediation of crude oil contaminated soil by bioaugmentation of Pseudomonas fluorescens NS1.