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Suggestion of Appropriate Design and Maintenance in a Constructed Wetland using Monitoring Results
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  • Journal title : Journal of Wetlands Research
  • Volume 17, Issue 4,  2015, pp.428-435
  • Publisher : Korean Wetlands Society
  • DOI : 10.17663/JWR.2015.17.4.428
 Title & Authors
Suggestion of Appropriate Design and Maintenance in a Constructed Wetland using Monitoring Results
Lee, So young; Choi, Ji yeon; Kim, Lee-Hyung;
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Constructed wetlands (CWs) have been accepted as an attractive and economic alternative to a variety of pollution control and provided potentially valuable wildlife habitat in urban and suburban areas, as well as esthetic value within the local natural environment. CWs are known eco-friendly technology to solve the problem of the climate change and urbanization issues. Numerous studies have been published on the various aspects of a CW. However, there are current limitations about the CW operations such as few design guidelines, poor performance results regarding the simple construction. Therefore, the objective of this research was to suggest an appropriate design and maintenance guidelines for a CW by thorough investigation of site monitoring results. The research also concentrated in redefining and reclassifying CWs, based on literatures made by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and other organizations. Investigation at 43 CWs in Korea was performed by using collected data and by performing site survey from 2013 to 2014. Based on the results, the best practices among the investigated CWs provided water treatment, wildlife habitat, environmental education, and leisure. Also these CWs conducted a regular maintenance such as vegetation, sediment dredging and cleaning of facilities. Results obtained are intended for use by academics and any organizations involved in CW management.
Appropriate design;constructed wetland;maintenance;type classification;
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