The role of macrophytes during winery wastewater treatment in constructed wetlands

Project Number
WW 19-05

Project title
The role of macrophytes during winery wastewater treatment in constructed wetlands

Project leader
Zingelwa, N S

Team members
Mulidzi , A R
Raitt, L

Project description
Wetland plants have long been recognised for their role in wastewater treatment, as they have the ability to take up or remove nutrients from the surrounding environment and incorporate it into their tissues at concentrations higher than the environment. The project aims at monitoring the removal rates of nutrients in winery wastewater by macrophytes and comparing them to the effluent compositions and testing the behaviour of macrophytes towards COD and Na loading.

Objectives: Determine the tolerance range of some macrophytes to various concentrations of sodium in combination with COD. Determine and compare nutrient and heavy metal concentrations in the different macrophyte tissues. Study the removal efficiencies of pollutants and other nutrients by the different plant species. Determine the vegetative response to sodium loading and COD concentrations.

Poster(s)
Zingelwa, N. 2006. The roles of plants in wastewater treatment using constructed wetlands. Poster presented at the 29th National Congress of the South African Society for Enology and Viticulture. 14-17 November, Somerset West, South Africa.

Presentation(s)
Du Plessis, K R and Zingelwa, N. 2005. Treatment of winery and distillery effluent in constructed wetland. Presentation at the South African Biodiversity Institute. 22 July, Cape Town, South Africa

Zingelwa, N. 2006. The roles of plants in wastewater treatment using constructed wetlands. Paper presented at the 32nd Conference of the South African Association of Botanists, January, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Zingelwa, N. 2006. The roles of macrophytes during winery wastewater treatment in constructed wetlands. Paper presented at the 29th National Congress of the South African Society for Enology and Viticulture. 14-17 November, Somerset West, South Africa.

Article
Zingelwa, N S, Wooldridge, J. 2009. Uptake and accumulation of mineral elements from winery and distillery effluents by Typha latifolia and Phragmites australis, South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture, v. 30 (1) (p. 43-48)
Article.pdf

Zingelwa, N S, Wooldridge, J. 2009. Tolerance of macrophytes and grasses to sodium and chemical oxygen demand in winery wastewater, South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture, v. 30 (2) (p. 117-123)
Article.pdf

Wooldridge, J. 2010. Vergelyking tussen Kikoejoe en Vetiver gras wat vir die verwydering van kelder afloopwater gebruik word, WineLand, Mnth Aug (p. 108-109)
Article.pdf

Du Plessis, K. 2012. Irrigation of cash crops with treated winery wastewater, WineLand, Mnth Feb (270) (p. 83)

Du Plessis, K, Wooldridge, J, Zingelwa, N S, Baron, F, Van Huyssteen, I, Mulidzi, R. 2012. Irrigation of cash crops with treated winery wastewater, Wynboer Technical Yearbook, (p. 65-66)
Aritcle.pdf

Masekwana, N S. 2012. Management of fining and filter waste in wineries, Wynboer Technical Yearbook, (p. 115-117)
Article.pdf

FinalReport.pdf

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