Inderscience Publishers

Water cleaning and wetland construction

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Slippery Rock University's Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems has served as an ideal locale for the study of biological waste and wastewater concerns in Western Pennsylvania. The Center's constructed ponds, waterless composting toilet and indoor greywater treatment system produced, in 19982000, great amounts of data on ecological approaches to wastewater treatment, which need to be reviewed. In particular, the study of these three separate systems widens the understanding of the different mechanisms needed to treat wastewater of different levels of contamination. Research and development was done in 19982004 to explore sustainable approaches to small-scale residential wastewater issues when a constructed wetland is built at the Center.

Keywords: black water, greywater treatment, wastewater treatment, water contamination, water pollution, environmental pollution, water cleaning, wetland construction, residential wastewater

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