# Unit 5: Constructed Wetlands

Expected Study Load : 8 hours.

# Learning Objectives:

After completing this unit, you will:

• know about the different types of constructed wetlands (CWs)
• be able to distinguish between the free water surface CW and sub-surface flow CWs
• know basic principles of wastewater treatment in constructed wetlands
• know how to estimate the required surface area of a constructed wetland, using simple design parameters such as load of BOD per square metre and day
• have an awareness of operation and maintenance issues for constructed wetlands
• have a mental picture of what it looks like to construct sub-surface flow CWs

# Places to Go:

• http://www.epa.gov/wetlands/watersheds/cwetlands.html
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructed_wetland
• http://www.constructedwetland.co.uk/

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