This book provides a systematic exposition of the design features of constructed wetlands, and their management (in terms of siting, physical maintenance, and operation). Only very few books (or chapters) have been published on constructed wetlands in tropical conditions and none are current. The selection of plant species, managing their growth and harvesting cycles, and the impact these have on the attenuation of organic and inorganic pollutants, nutrients, and pathogens would be of interest to students and practitioners of the art working under tropical conditions. The potential of constructed wetlands as a low-cost intervention for developing countries in tropical regions that faced water pollution problems, in particular, deserves to be explored systematically.
Introduction to Constructed Wetlands; Advantages of Wetlands under Tropical Conditions; Wetlands in the Developing Country Environment; Wetlands Treatment - Pollutant Removal, Nutrient Dynamics, Water Quality Enhancement and Design of Constructed Wetlands; Wetland Plant Species Selection; Operational and Maintenance Problems in Wetlands, Field Experience; Cost and Sustainability of Constructed Wetlands in the Tropics.