The Boost for Constructed Wetlands

The Boost for Constructed Wetlands

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Water is essential for life, since without it no living being could simply survive. Not surprisingly, any industrial society uses huge amounts of water for daily life, something that shows the importance that water has for life itself ... Despite having countless water resources, Argentina has a culture of inefficient use of water. water in almost all areas where it is used.

Gloval Omnium (Spanish) company specializes in comprehensive water management. It currently covers 5.5 million people in more than 300 Spanish cities, in addition to having a presence in other foreign countries.

Global Omnium is participating in the advanced study of the use of artificial wetlands, used as tertiary treatment for the purification of wastewater generated by small urban agglomerations, of less than 2,000 inhabitants, it did so through an article on 05/22/2018 . [mks_pullquote align = ”right” width = ”300 ″ size =” 20 ″ bg_color = ”# cbb3e2 ″ txt_color =” # 000000 ″] “Thousands of people have survived without love, none without water”. [/ mks_pullquote]

The management of artificial purification wetlands will be studied to improve the quality of their effluents, naturalizing them to assimilate their characteristics to those of the receiving aquatic environment, and thus reduce their direct impact on it.

Constructed purification wetlands are systems designed to reproduce and optimize pollutant removal processes in the same way that they take place in natural wetlands.

The purpose of this study is

1) Generate knowledge to improve the management of artificial wetlands used in wastewater treatment.

2) Among the benefits of this technique, the following stand out, among others: obtaining good purification performance, low or no electricity consumption, or landscape integration.

3) In constructed wetlands, wastewater treatment is achieved through physical and biogeochemical processes.

Wetlands provide effective nutrient sinks and buffer sites for organic and inorganic pollutants. This capacity is the mechanism behind artificial wetlands, to simulate a natural wetland for the purpose of treating wastewater from municipalities and companies.

At the beginning of 2005, I realized that something was not working well in the town of Carmen de Areco - Province of Buenos Aires, due to the amount of white foam that was seen in the waters of the Areco River.

It is obvious that since 2005 to date, little and nothing has been done for the river; This is why some of the measures that I would promote to seek its sanitation, or at least to help that pollution does not turn it into an open sewer over the years, as has happened with so many streams and rivers in our country . It is to promote the use of artificial wetlands, in the vicinity of cold stores, pig farms and the most diverse industries, so that the wastewater does not flow directly into the river beds.

Since 2005, I have been expressing that the river has been polluted by phosphates (detergents) producing eutrophication. This greatly reduces the self-purifying power of the river by hindering bacterial activity. They also interfere with the flocculation and sedimentation processes in treatment plants.

The importance and significance of artificial wetlands lies fundamentally in that they are a viable and sustainable alternative for the treatment of industrial, agricultural and domestic wastewater. Their implementation has a lower cost compared to conventional treatment systems, they are friendly to the landscape environment, they do not generate harmful by-products and they adapt to both climatic and urban conditions in Argentina.

Deserving the river means knowing how to make use of it, love it, love its inhabitants, its environment and fundamentally hope that it never ceases to be what it is today, for our children and our grandchildren; and act accordingly. Deserving the river means respecting the regulations, educating yourself to adopt an attitude that contributes to improving the conditions of the river.

In the country there is a deficit of infrastructure, human, institutional, financial and governance capital, which leads to scarcity situations, even though the region is rich in water. However, it has infinite possibilities for private water companies, which can invest in new projects, in the improvement of existing ones and in operation and maintenance services with qualified teams.

In the popular imagination, rivers always represented the veins of the planet through which the liquid element that feeds, irrigates and oxygenates that enormous celestial body that we know as planet earth runs ... And today more than ever it is obvious that manipulation Its riverbeds is a very sensitive issue and one that has often caused more disturbances than solutions to riverine populations.

Cristian Frers - Senior Technician in Environmental Management and Senior Technician in Social Communication (Journalist).



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