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Characteristics of nitrogen and phosphorus removal by a surface-flow constructed wetland for polluted river water treatment

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 27, 2015)

The characteristics of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) removal were studied during the 2-year operation of a free water surface flow wetland of 900 m2 with hydraulic loading of 0.1 m/d to evaluate its potential to treat water from an urban stream polluted with municipal and industrial wastewater. Attention was focused on the removal of dissolved ...

Pollution of surface runoff from the territory of Brest, Belarus

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 8, 2015)

The assessment of the influence of urban surface runoff on the quality of river water in the city of Brest was made. Surface runoff was studied in two phases (winter and summer) for the following parameters: pH, total suspended solids (TSS), concentration of chloride, nitrate, phosphate and ammonium ions, total oils. The results show that urban ...

Geospatial water quality assessment system for the Sg. Buloh river basin in Malaysia

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 24, 2014)

Assessment of pollution risk requires the assimilation of spatio-temporally variable data on water quality parameters. This paper describes a GIS user-interface program coupled with a water quality index (WQI) model that was developed and built to assess water quality in the Sg. Buloh river basin. Fifty-two water sampling stations were selected ...

Centinela: an early warning system for the water quality of the Cauca River

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 10, 2014)

The Cauca River is the drinking water source for 1.3 million inhabitants of the city of Cali, Colombia. Although the river discharge is sufficient to handle the water demand of the city all year long, significant water pollution events cause frequent disruption to the Puerto Mallarino Treatment Plant (PMTP) and the water supply service, with ...

Economic analysis of alternative pollution abatement policies: the case of Buriganga River, Bangladesh

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 2, 2014)

The Buriganga River is a prime example of serious surface water pollution problem. So far the emphasis of pollution abatement policy for this river has been solely on the application of command and control (CAC) mechanisms (standards on emission discharges), however little success has been achieved as the polluters seem to be reluctant to comply ...

Automatic control of pollutant on a shallow river using surface water systems: application to the Ebro River

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 5, 2014)

In this paper, the problem of automatic control of pollutant on a shallow river using surface water systems is addressed using a benchmark test case based in the Ebro River. The Ebro River presents flooding episodes in the city of Zaragoza in Spring when snow melts in the Pyrenees. To avoid flooding and high pollutant levels in living areas, ...

Removal of indigenous coliphages and enteric viruses during riverbank filtration from highly polluted river water in Delhi (India)

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 18, 2014)

Emerging countries frequently afflicted by waterborne diseases require safe and cost-efficient production of drinking water, a task that is becoming more challenging as many rivers carry a high degree of pollution. A study was conducted on the banks of the Yamuna River, Delhi, India, to ascertain if riverbank filtration (RBF) can significantly ...

Longitudinal and transverse dispersion coefficients in braided rivers

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 23, 2014)

The dispersion characteristics of braided rivers are presently unclear. The comprehensive flow structure in a physical braided river model was measured and was used to estimate its dispersion coefficient tensor. The largest values of the longitudinal and transverse dispersion coefficients occurred in the separation zone in two anabranches. The ...

Restoring environmental flow: buy-back costs and pollution-dilution as a compliance with water quality standards

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 20, 2014)

An important challenge for policymakers worldwide is how to respond to increasing water demand while still assuring healthy ecosystems via ‘environmental flows’. In the case of Chile, increasing water demand and frequent water supply shortages are putting pressure on ecosystem water requirements. On the other hand, new ...

Water quality assessment of a polluted urban river

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 7, 2013)

Urban rivers in Latin America are heavily impacted by human activities that affect their functions and services. This paper shows the results of a water quality assessment for the Reconquista River, the second most polluted urban river in Argentina. They allowed the identification of the main processes of transport of pollutants and the ...

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