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Innovative Effluent Capture and Evacuation Device Patented that Improves Behavior of Horizontal Subsurface Flow Wetlands

Version 1 : Received: 19 March 2018 / Approved: 20 March 2018 / Online: 20 March 2018 (07:44:13 CET)

How to cite: Cisterna-Osorio, P.; Silva-Vasquez, G.; Llanos-Baeza, M.; Lazcano-Castro, V.; Fuentes-Ortega, I. Innovative Effluent Capture and Evacuation Device Patented that Improves Behavior of Horizontal Subsurface Flow Wetlands. Preprints 2018, 2018030172 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0172.v1). Cisterna-Osorio, P.; Silva-Vasquez, G.; Llanos-Baeza, M.; Lazcano-Castro, V.; Fuentes-Ortega, I. Innovative Effluent Capture and Evacuation Device Patented that Improves Behavior of Horizontal Subsurface Flow Wetlands. Preprints 2018, 2018030172 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0172.v1).

Abstract

Currently, several researchers are working to improve the artificial wetlands performance and make them a competitive alternative to conventional treatment mechanisms. In the same vein, this paper analyzes the performance of subsurface flow wetlands removal by COD concentration, suggesting two different hydrodynamic solutions. Firstly, we worked on wetlands at pilot scale and in a real-scale wetland. This subsurface flow wetlands behaviour (HFSS) and its elimination results of organic matter were evaluated in function on the configuration and structure of the capture and evacuation effluent device. The traditional and innovative capture and evacuation effluent device were compared. In this experience, this innovative device designed for the collection and effluent evacuation was applied for the first time, what is in a process of patenting and constitutes an unprecedented improvement in wastewater treatment through HFSS. This innovative tool for capture and evacuation of the effluent, was designed and built to cover the entire width and height of the wetland, its incidence is in the entire cross-sectional area of the flow. The results show that the incorporation of the innovative device improves the wetland hydrodynamic condition, increasing the biodegradation yields of the carbonaceous organic matter. The HFSS behaviour was evaluated using both effluent capture and exit devices, comparing the respective removal efficiencies of organic matter and nitrogen. We analyzed the HFSS behaviour using both configurations (devices), evaluated and determined the incidence in the elimination efficiency of COD and nitrogen in both devices. Using the innovative effluent outlet device, the COD removal performance exceeds that of the conventional device by 10%. The improvement of the yield will allow the reduction of wetland surfaces for the same treatment horizon or the same pollutant load.

Subject Areas

artificial wetlands; horizontal wetland; subsurface flow

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