Sulfur, A Plausible Contributor to Microbial Denitrification in Lightly Loaded Constructed Treatment Wetlands?

Roland Wass, Peter Fox

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Abstract

The monitoring results for water quantity and quality collected at the Tres Rios Demonstration Wetland facilities, presented at the wetland engineering and river restoration conference, were discussed. The results indicate that sulfur driven autotrophic denitrification occured in wetlands. The results were used to determine molar ratios relating sulfate concentration increase and nitrate concentration reduction in sulfur-driven autotrophic denitrification. It was observed that carbon compounds in wastewater effluents were associated with particulates which settled, and then underwent decomposition in the bottom sediments of the wetlands before microbial utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2001 Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference
EditorsD.F. Hayes
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages47-60
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0784405816, 9780784405819
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Aug 27 2001Aug 31 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2001 Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2001 Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period8/27/018/31/01

Keywords

  • Autotrophic
  • Denitrification
  • Sulfur
  • Wetlands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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