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Treatment of drainage from acidic canelands using a constructed wetland

Quirk, R; Melville, Michael D; Kinsela, Andrew; Reynolds, Jason K; Zwemer, Tim; Hancock, Marty; MacDonald, Bennett; White, Ian


This paper describes trials of a constructed freshwater wetland to treat highly acidic drainage from acid Sulfate soil in a sugarcane farm. A constructed freshwater wetland was used to treat acidic discharge from drained acid sulfate soils on a sugar cane farm in the Tweed River flood plain, northern New South Wales (NSW). The bunded 1.44 ha wetland was laser levelled into 6 segmented bays with an overall hydraulic gradient of 0.13%. Water retention time varies between 19 and 82 days dependent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Sugar Tech
DOI: 10.1007/s12355-009-0013-9


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