Wet detention ponds are frequently used in stormwater management systems as part of a treatment train for attenuation of flow and removal of pollutants. Wet detention ponds designed and operated according to commonly used standards and specifications remove nutrients but the removal of nitrogen has remained low, about 30-40% concentration reduction on a yearly basis. A Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) composed of selected plants suspended in a wet detention pond was proposed in this research to improve the removal of nutrients before discharge from a pond.
Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang, Manoj Chopra, Zhemin Xuan, Kamrul Islam, Zachary Marimon
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College of Engineering & Computer Science
Stormwater Management Academy
Chang, Ni-Bin; Wanielista, Martin; and Chopra, Manoj, "Floating Wetland Systems for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Ponds" (2012). BMP Trains Research and Publications. 1.