The use of plant-based systems for the detection and treatment of comibned sewer overflows

01 January 2007 → 31 December 2009
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
combined sewer overflows removal of pollutants wetlands
Project description

The research focuses on the surface flow beds and retention basins with floating macrophyte mats in Flanders for the treatment of combined sewer overflows. The removal of suspended solids, organic load, nutrients and metals will be studied. Analyses of influent and effluent allow to evaluate the performance of the systems. Simulataneously the contribution of different removal processes will be studied.