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Lessons from the “Living-Filter”: An in-reservoir floating treatment wetland for phytoplankton reduction prior to a water treatment works intake

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The Living-Filter is a novel floating emergent treatment wetland design that combines a hydroponic plant-bed with curtains and baffles. Thames Water Utilities and AquaticEngineering UK designed and installed the Living-Filter in Farmoor II reservoir, Oxfordshire, UK, in July 2012. The aim is to reduce the phytoplankton biomass prior to the water treatment works intake. The plant-bed (1 m H × 21 m W × 10 m L) supports plants of Phragmites australis, Phalaris arundinacea and Carex acutiformis, ...

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10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.07.023

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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University of Oxford
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Continuing Education
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecological Engineering Journal website
Volume:
95
Pages:
839-851
Publication date:
2016-08-01
Acceptance date:
2016-07-25
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0925-8574
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639119
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2017-09-06

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