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Reservoirs as new ecosystems for water treatment

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Code Science Field Subfield
2.02.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Chemical engineering   

Code Science Field
T270  Technological sciences  Environmental technology, pollution control 
reservoirs, macrophytes, algae, waste water treatment
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  11790  PhD Tjaša Griessler Bulc  Biology  Head  2002 - 2003  499 
2.  14836  PhD Nataša Smolar-Žvanut  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  747 
3.  09835  Marjana Vrhovšek  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  90 
4.  19043  PhD Maja Zupančič Justin  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2002 - 2003  349 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1509  Limnos, podjetje za aplikativno ekologijo, d.o.o. (Slovene)  Brezovica pri Ljubljani  5834112  209 
Reservoirs as new water ecosystems are world-wide used waste water treatment technology. We follow world's trends in creation of subsurface flow wetlands in Slovenia but we are almost without experiences in constructed reservoirs (surface flow wetlands), specially in creation of complex policultural ecosystems. In the frame of proposed project we are going to construct (create) four new reservoir ecosystems which will be planted with emergent, natant and submersed macrophytes. Sewage, industrial wastewater and urban run-off from highways will be introduced. Treatment efficiency will be estimated. The main objective of the project is evaluating the role of plants (macrophytes and algae) in treatment processes. Conceptual model of pollutants removal in new ecosystems as well as proposals for optimisation will be worked out. Possibilities for water reuse will be estimated. We will appraise also the potential use of water chestnut (Trapa natans) for waste water treatment. We presume that treatment efficiency of reservoirs as new water ecosystems depends on hidraulic and loading factors but also on plant species, arrangement and biomass regulation.
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