A free-water surface constructed wetland aims to replicate the naturally occurring processes of a natural wetland, marsh or swamp. As water slowly flows through the wetland, particles settle, pathogens are destroyed, and organisms and plants utilize the nutrients. This type of constructed wetland is commonly used as an advanced treatment after secondary or tertiary treatment processes.
Free-Surface Constructed Wetland
Free Water Surface Flow CW
Free Water Constructed Wetland
Surface Flow Constructed Wetland
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