Thursday, October 4, 2012

video of the Treatment wetlands outflow !!!

Hi, this video is made by the Company head of ArtecAmbiente srl (Mauro Lajo) in one of their treatment plant here in Italy!
Have you never seen what kind of water came out from a treatment wetlands?? this is one of the main reasons for building TWs!!! enjoy it!!!
As Mauro say in the video... "you cannot hear, it doesn't smell!!!"

treatment water wetland in south america - tratamiento de humedales en América del Sur

... and in portuguese...tratamento de água na América do Sul.
Here I post another good publication by World Bank about treatment wetland in South America. This is made under the Water and Sanitation Program in Latin American and Caribbean Region by the Regional Office for Latin America of the World Bank Office.

Here the direct link to the .pdf version:

The book report experiences and treatment performances of TW in Latin America. Here below some photos copied by the book.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

treatment wetlands and winery wastewater

Hi, here my last project design and realization by ArtecAmbiente ( A treatment wetland for the treatment of winery wastewaters. This was made last week in Puglia, a region in the South of Italy where the red wines are sooooo gooooooooood.
This kind of "pollution" is really particular: high cod, high bod5, low pH, high volume in short time,...
TWs is the right choice also in this situation!!
Here below some photos of the realization!  .... next week they start the harvester of the grapes and the TW is ready to get the process waters!!! Yeahhh!! NO MORE POLLUTION!!!

"photo by ArtecAmbiente"

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sustainable Sanitation and treatment wetlands

Treatment wetlands are a key tool for the sustainable sanitation all over the world. Here below I post a link to a good handbook namend " Treatment Wetlands – Sustainable Sanitation Practice " by the ECO SAN club published in July 2012.

Download the full document here:

The document is posted in the following pages:
And take a look to the home page at because there are a lot of useful information.