Design And Construction Of A Floating Living Machine

Provided by: University of Maryland
Topic: Software
Format: PDF
A number of different types of ecosystems have been created for wastewater treatment including microbial reactors, algal tanks and scrubbers and constructed wetlands. Treatment is performed by these ecosystems through physical/chemical processes such as soil absorption and through metabolic processes such as denitrification. A set of constructed ecosystems that is connected in a sequence to provide treatment of a waste stream that flows through it is sometimes referred to as a living machine. In this paper the design of a floating living machine is described as the product of an educational experience by a group of senior-level university students.

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