Improving Nutrient and Organic Matter Removal by Novel Integration of a High-Rate Algal Pond and Submerged Macrophyte Pond
Yi Ding 1, 2  
,   Yuhui Wang 2  
,   Xingpo Liu 1  
,   Xinshan Song 2  
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College of Ocean Science and Engineering, Center for Marine Environmental and Ecological Modelling, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
College of Environmental Science and Engineering, State Environmental Protection Engineering Center for Pollution Treatment and Control in Textile Industry, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
Xinshan Song   

Donghua University, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Donghua University, , Room 5153, Building No.4, 2999 North Renmin Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China., 201620 Shanghai, China
Submission date: 2018-10-10
Final revision date: 2018-11-04
Acceptance date: 2018-11-18
Online publication date: 2019-09-13
Publication date: 2019-12-09
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2020;29(1):997–1001
This study investigated the remediation effect of a high-rate algal pond (HRAP) and submerged macrophyte pond (SMP) on nutrient and organic matter removal, and explored the effect of SMP on ecological elimination of algae biomass. The results showed that submerged macrophytes could be effective in inhibiting flourishing algae growth. An HRAP-SMP hybrid system exhibited better removal performance than single HRAP and SMP reactor, and 45.6±2.0% TN, 99.0±1.0% TP and 99.0±1.0% DCOD was reduced in the hybrid system. This study demonstrated that the novel integration of HRAP and SMP could be a promising solution for efficient removal of nutrient and organic matter.