Constructed wetland

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Constructed wetland

An engineered system that has been designed and constructed to utilize the natural processes involving wetland hydrology, vegetation, soils, and their associated microbial assemblages to assist in treating wastewater. It is designed to take advantage of many of the same processes that occur in natural wetlands, but within a more controlled environment.
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The amendment would both provide a more precise definition of an artificial wetland and lay out a process the state DNR would have to follow when deciding if a particular wetland counts as being artificial.
The Eco-Machine is more like a botanical garden than an industrial treatment plant in that it is an artificial wetland that uses a series of organisms that break down the canal water and discharge the treated water back into the canal.
An artificial wetland created using irrigation water provides habitat for black rails at Spenceville Wildlife Area.
9-ha artificial wetland at a plant near Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, as part of a new biotreatment process of effluent water prior to its discharge into the Guadalupe River.
Specialists from ARM in Rugeley have created an artificial wetland at Babbs Mill in Kingshurst to halt the pollution going into the river from a nearby housing development.
The long-term hope is to use the mineral-rich water for a future neighbouring greenhouse facility However, in the meantime, consideration will be given to constructing an artificial wetland outside the building to clean the wash water and take care of the human waste, too.
Other philosophers offer degrees of restoration: malevolent (creating an artificial wetland to enable development), neutral (repairing existing manmade structures like roads or trails), and benevolent (restoring forests and other natural systems affected by extinctions, exotic species, global warming, habitat fragmentation, and fire suppression).
Using wetland technology principles developed by the students, city engineers are now experimenting with an artificial wetland designed to absorb contaminants before they flow into the Cataraqui River.
At the foot of the water cisterns is an artificial wetland of reeds and gravel beds.
Ranger continued its research into contaminant removal from waste water using an artificial wetland filtration system.