This paper reports the evaluation of the hydraulics of two constructed wetland (cw,) plants located in Apulia (the South Eastern Italy region characterized by semi and climate conditions). These fields were planted with Phragmites australis hydrophytes and are supplied with local secondary wastewater municipal treatment plant effluent. Each plant-Kickuth Root-Zone method based-covers an area of approx. 2,000 m(2). The evapotranspiration phenomenon has been evaluated within perforated tubes fixed to the field bottom and very high values - up to 40 mm/d - were found. Hydraulic conductivity has been, evaluated by in situ measurements at different field points. Hydraulic gradients and the piezometric curve within the field are also reported.
|Autori interni:||RANIERI, Ezio|
|Titolo:||Hydraulics of sub-superficial flow constructed wetlands in semi arid climate conditions|
|Rivista:||WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|