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Wetlands, constructed wetlands and theirs role in wastewater treatment with principles and examples of using it in Serbia

Author(s): Nikolić Vladimir | Milićević Dragan | Milenković Slobodan

Journal: Facta Universitatis - series : Architecture and Civil Engineering
ISSN 0354-4605

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: waste water treatment | wetlands | constructed wetlands | macrobiological methods

Wetlands protection programs, as a relative new approach in surface water and ground-water protection The types of Wetlands, theirs mechanism of removal nutrients and other pollutants from water are shown in this work paper. Wetland restoration, the renewal of natural and historical wetlands that have been lost or degraded, is a growing activity. Constructed wetlands, as treatment systems that use natural processes, are very adequate and highly efficient, low cost way in wastewater treatment for small communities, point pollution sources, depending, of course on conditions and adequate land spaces near those places. Some examples from Serbia of this way and approach are shown.