Course: Wetlands for water pollution control.
Instructors: Pedro N. Carvalho and Carlos A. Arias.
Date: 15 to 17th June, 2019.
Place: Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University,
Number of attendees: 30.
This course focused on providing an overview of the ecology of freshwater wetlands including hydrology, wetland soil biogeochemistry, and wetland plant ecophysiology. The processes responsible for the transformation of organic matter, nutrients and micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the wetland environment. Demonstration of the state-of-the-art in design techniques based on hydraulics and pollutant removal models in different types of constructed wetland systems. Practical design guidelines and management aspects such as system layout, compartmentalization, substrate selection, inlet and outlet structures, plant selection and planting will be presented. Demonstration of the use of, constructed wetland for the treatment of different types of wastewaters such as domestic and different types of industrial wastewaters, through case-stories from around the World, including systems established in different climate (cold-temperate areas, sub-tropics and tropics, arid and semiarid areas).