Thursday, August 19, 2010

Foating Wetlands Remove Nitrogen and Phosphorus from Gainesville, Florida Stormwater Pond

Pictured below is the  Floating Wetland in Tumblin Creek Park, Gainesville, Florida.  The system is fashioned around a 53mm recycled PPE platform - and contains Florida Native Aquatic plants.

The root mass below the platform cleans water with a variety of mechanisms, including - expansive root system surface area for microbes to digest nutrients, and for the plants themselves to uptake the nutrients and sequester in upper leaf biomass.  The biomass is then harvested annually.

University of Florida scientists are studying the platforms to determine the efficiency of the systems and test results are extremely positive.  Call Kevin for more information today!

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