Investigating the suitability of constructed wetlands for the treatment of water for fish farms

P.G.M. van der Heijden, F. van Dien, D.A. El-Beshbishi

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Abstract

Many fish farms in Egypt rely on water of drainage canals to fill the fish ponds. There is a risk that this water is contaminated with pesticides and heavy metals. This report describes the results of a collaborative project that took place in 2012-2014 and that aimed to test the suitability of a constructed (engineered) wetland as treatment device for the removal of such pollutants from drainage canal water on a private fish farm in Egypt
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherCentre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameReport / CDI
No.15-079

Keywords

  • wetlands
  • artificial wetlands
  • fish farms
  • heavy metals
  • farming
  • pesticides
  • waste water
  • tilapia
  • development projects
  • egypt
  • north africa
  • africa

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