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The Use of Plants to Treat Wastewater

Ed Clarke clarke at watson.ibm.com
Wed Mar 17 09:24:48 EST 1993


In article <1993Mar17.131425.4355 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk>, ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk (Tony Travis) writes:
|> Vance Bell (vbell at edu.upenn.sas.mail) wrote:
|> : I am greatly interested in the possiblity of using plants, and/or entire
|> : ecosystems to treat wastewaste.  I understand that work on this has been
|> : attempted in Northern California; Sugarbush, Vermont; Louisiana; Cape May,
|> : Massachussetts, and possibly other places.
|> I don't have any references, Vance :-(
|> .... but a lot of work has been done on the water hiacynth (Eichhornia)
|> which apparently thrives when growing on all sorts of waste/polluted
|> water, and improves the quality of the water in the process.

Disney-World in Orlando, FL is using plants to process their waste water.
I'm sure they would be glad to give you references ... good public
relations and all that.

Ed Clarke
clarke at watson.ibm.com



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