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The Performance of an Engineered Wetland to Control Eutrophication

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School & Deparment: 
  • Art, Tyler School of
Start Date: 
Lead Investigators: 
Daniel Kapral
Other Researchers: 
Tugba Akgun
Rory Sgarlat
Faculty Advisors: 
Robert J. Ryan
Funding Source: 
CARAS / Office of Sustainability

The goal of the project was to construct a cost-effective wetland that addresses the issue of eutrophication that occurs in local waters as a result of nutrient pollution.  The laboratory-scale wetland had been developed according to Best Management Practices standards. The soil and vegetation were selected to maintain indigeneity to the Delaware Valley region.