Wednesday, June 29, 2011

wetland of Sidvell school

here another special and fantastic project coupling treatment wetland and stormwater cleaning named "THE WETLAND MACHINE OF SIDWELL". By the site a complete report about this project. Read the following words and watch the photos: 

"Typically, wastewater is drained away via a complex network of tunnels that requires vast financial resources just for its maintenance, an infrastructure that's undoubtedly deteriorating just as fast as tax revenues get siphoned off away from public works budgets to General Motors and Bank of America. Miles and miles away from its point of origin, the water then gets treated in an energy intensive process. But it still isn't entirely clean afterwards. Thus, when discharged, it still poses a risk to bodies of water, contributing in many instances to elevated bacterial count and eutrophication."[cview]=linear#comments

small modular wetland

here below the photos of yesterday morning about the last installation of an ArtecAmbiente FAV (small modular wetland). This system is build for 6 persons in North of Italy and resume the vertical treatment wetland functioning and the classical trickling filter in a real small treatment system. (note: the plants of carex, juncus, vetiver and caltha will be transplanted asap next days). It works very well.

Monday, June 20, 2011

VIDEO: treatment wetland planting

Here a funny real video that show a TW planting with iris pseudacorus and canna indica made by me and Dr. Matteo Tamburini (ETRA spa consultant) in North of Italy. It is an horizontal flow as tertiary treatment after activated sludges treatment plants for more than 7000 p.e. .

See and smile!