Assessment of Efficiency of Riparian Buffer Zones and Buffer Strips

The efficiency of riparian buffer zones and buffer strips in water purification can be described using three characteristics: removal efficiency (%), the retention capacity or mass removal (kg ha 1 yr 1), and the specific removal (% m—1).

Removal efficiency E (%) of N and P in riparian communities and constructed wetlands was estimated as

Qp and Qout are inflow and outflow values (m3 d—*), respectively; Cin and Cout are concentration values (mgl—*).

The retention capacity R (kgha— yr— ) was calculated as follows:

XXQinCin — QoutCout) is the annual retention and A is the area of the buffer zone.

The specific removal (% m—*) is defined as the removal efficiency per unit width of a buffer zone. This characteristic is useful for the planning and establishment of buffer communities.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Oplan Termites

Oplan Termites

You Might Start Missing Your Termites After Kickin'em Out. After All, They Have Been Your Roommates For Quite A While. Enraged With How The Termites Have Eaten Up Your Antique Furniture? Can't Wait To Have Them Exterminated Completely From The Face Of The Earth? Fret Not. We Will Tell You How To Get Rid Of Them From Your House At Least. If Not From The Face The Earth.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment