Application of Equisetum hyemale in Constructed Wetland: Influence of Wastewater Dilution and Contact Time
 
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Environmental Engineering, Universitas Airlangga
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Biology, Universitas Airlangga
Publish date: 2019-01-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2019; 20(1):174–179
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In the present study, the systematic approach to evaluate potency of Equisetum hyemale in constructed wetland, bio-degradation and adsorption of TSS, COD, phosphate, and LAS were described. The overall objective of the study was to determine the ability of Equisetum hyemale to remove pollutants in laundry waste water in several percentage of dilution and contact time. This research used 4 groups of Equisetum hyemale in each reactor. Equisetum hyemale was planted in the richest nutrient of soil. The laundry waste water was contacted in batch system. The Equisetum hyemale removed TSS, COD, Phosphate, LAS until 90% in variation of waste water dilution after 2 days of contact. Equisetum hyemale showed best performance in 100% of laundry waste water. It was observed that 4 days of contact time were optimal for removing pollutants in laundry waste water. The Equisetum hyemale removed TSS, COD, Phosphate, LAS up to 90% in variation of contact time.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Febri Eko Wahyudianto   
Environmental Engineering, Universitas Airlangga, Pakis Wetan 2/15B RT 06 RW 03, 60256 Surabaya, Indonesia