Constructed floating wetlands mediated nutrient management of eutrophic lakes

Farid Ahmad Rezazada *

Lecturer in Department of Geology, Prospecting and Exploration of Solid Useful Mineral Mines, Geology and Mine Engineering Faculty, Jawzjan University, Afghanistan.
Review Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2020, 07(01), 212-221
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2020.7.1.0255
Publication history: 
Received on 10 July 2020; revised on 20 July 2020; accepted on 24 July 2020
Eutrophication is the process of enrichment of water source due to excess of nutrients or organic matter that promotes primary production owing to the growth of algae and other plants and also reduce total dissolved oxygen. It is a concern as it has numerous negative impacts not only on ecology but also aesthetically, recreationally and economically. Constructed floating wetlands have been recognized as effective mechanisms for water treatment. They are engineered system designed to enhance the interaction that occurs in natural wetlands between water, plants, microbes, soil and atmosphere in order to remove pollutants from water in a more natural and passive manner. If Constructed Floating wetlands are able to reduce nutrient load of eutrophic water then they can be implemented to restore the conditions of various lakes, which are suffering with contamination by point and non- point sources of pollution. Predominantly, these floating wetlands themselves being eco-friendly can be extremely successful in reinvigorating animal populations and providing natural beauty in areas that are otherwise lacking.
Constructed floating wetlands; Eutrophication; Lake management; Phosphorous; Nitrogen
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