The role of constructed wetlands for biomass production within the water-soil-waste nexus

C. T. Avellan, R. Ardakanian, Paul T Gremillion

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Abstract

In addition to playing a role in offering safe sanitation in decentralized settings, shelter for biodiversity, and cleansing of polluted sites, constructed wetlands also produce biomass that can be harvested and utilized for the production of fodder and fuel. Biomass for human consumption comes in food form for direct use, as fodder for livestock, and as semi-woody biomass for fueling purposes, for either heating and cooking or for the production of biogas and/or biofuel. Against the backdrop of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources was mandated to pay critical attention to the interconnections of the underlying resources, namely, water, soil, and waste.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2237-2245
Number of pages9
JournalWater Science and Technology
Volume75
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Bioenergy
  • Biogas
  • Constructed wetlands
  • Resources-oriented sanitation
  • Wastewater treatment

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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The role of constructed wetlands for biomass production within the water-soil-waste nexus. / Avellan, C. T.; Ardakanian, R.; Gremillion, Paul T.

In: Water Science and Technology, Vol. 75, No. 10, 01.05.2017, p. 2237-2245.

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