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dc.contributor.advisorLin, Chung-Hoeng
dc.contributor.advisorBayati, Mohamedeng
dc.contributor.authorMaassel, Annaeng
dc.date.issued2022eng
dc.date.submitted2022 Falleng
dc.description.abstractPharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) are a class of pollutants of growing concern for environmental and human health, as many of these compounds survive traditional wastewater treatment systems. Studies have shown that constructed wetlands (CWs) can partially or fully remove many of these pollutants, and therefore are a potential low-cost, low-energy solution with added environmental benefits such as wildlife habitat. Although the potential of CWs to remove PPCPs is largely documented, much is left to learn regarding optimized design and maintenance. This study examines the effects of vegetation cover, season, and removal mechanism on PPCP removal across each of four units of a full-scale surface-flow constructed wetland in Columbia, MO. Wastewater was sampled from the inlet and outlet of each of the four units in July, October, and December of 2015. Concentrations of 36 PPCPs were measured, from which the removal efficiency of each PPCP and unit were calculated. PPCPs were categorized into two groups -- plant-related or other -- based on proposed removal mechanisms in the literature and/or physio-chemical properties. Vegetation cover was calculated by analyzing 2015 DOQQ imagery in ArcGIS(R). Contrary to our hypotheses, there was no significant effect of either season or removal mechanism on the change in removal efficiency with change in vegetation cover of a CW unit. Further studies on these relationships are recommended.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentiv, 44 pages : illustrations (color)eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/95156
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/95156eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.titleEffect of vegetation cover, season, and removal mechanism on the removal efficiency of 36 PPCPs within a full-scale surface-flow constructed wetlandeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgroforestry(MU)eng
thesis.degree.disciplineNatural Resources (MU)eng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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