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Removal capacity of faecal pathogens from wastewater by four wetland vegetation: Typha latifolia, Cyperus papyrus, Cyperus alternifolius and Phragmites australis

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dc.contributor.author Kipasika, H. J
dc.contributor.author Buza, Joram
dc.contributor.author Smith, W. A
dc.contributor.author Njau, Karoli N.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-24T08:53:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-24T08:53:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-21
dc.identifier.issn 1996-0808
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMR2016.7931
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/198
dc.description Research Article published by African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol.56 (19) en_US
dc.description.abstract The ability of four wetland vegetation: Typha latifolia, Cyperus papyrus, Cyperus alternifolius and Phragmites mauritianus in removing pathogenic and indicator microorganisms in the wetlands were studied in bucket experiments. The findings suggested that vegetated systems can effectively reduce faecal pathogens in wastewater. Both Salmonella species and Escherichia coli removal efficiencies were above 98%. This proved the positive use of plants in bacteria removal from wastewater. Nevertheless, removal of faecal bacteria differed significantly between macrophytes where C. alternifolius and T. latifolia were the most effective followed by C. papyrus and the least was P. mauritianus. The study also observed no significant difference between planted and unplanted buckets. The effect of physicochemical parameters such as dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature and salinity were thought to influence the bacterial remova en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Microbiology Research en_US
dc.subject Constructed wetland en_US
dc.subject Typha latifolia en_US
dc.subject Cyperus alternifolius en_US
dc.title Removal capacity of faecal pathogens from wastewater by four wetland vegetation: Typha latifolia, Cyperus papyrus, Cyperus alternifolius and Phragmites australis en_US


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