A new collaborative volume has been published by Springer on the green technology of Constructed Wetlands for wastewater treatment in hot and arid climates.
The editor of the volume is Assistant Professor Alexandros Stefanakis of the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete.
The book summarizes experiences and knowledge of constructed wetland technology under harsh environments, showcases the feasibility of wetland technology in harsh environments through full-scale studies and research projects and demonstrates sustainable character and benefits wetland technology can bring to low-income regions with hot/dry climates
The book presents the treatment efficiency of constructed wetland facilities and the research output from 29 different countries across South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania, while it covers various applications such as domestic and municipal wastewater, various industrial effluents and municipal sludge. Many examples and case studies further demonstrate the potential of this technology to contribute to better address the issues of water scarcity and limited fresh water resources through circular management of treated effluents e.g. reuse in irrigation. It also discusses the various challenges and technical aspects that should be considered in such climates, along with the environmental, financial and social benefits of this technology.
This work is a useful handbook and guide for professional engineers, practitioners, academics, researchers, students, and water authorities who wish to get a better understanding and first-hand information on the potential of constructed wetlands for cost-effective and sustainable wastewater management in countries with hot and arid climates.