Technical Design of Constructed Wetland unity for Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Reuse for a Green Space Irrigation: Case of the new City of Ouled Djellal –Algeria

Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Bordj Bou Arreridj University, 34000, Algeria.

2 Research Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Hydraulics, Environment and Sustainable Development,LARGHYDE, University of Biskra, 07000, Algeria.


This work investigates the possibility of using constructed wetland system for the management of municipal wastewaters with reuse strategies for the irrigation of landscapes in Ouled Djellal city of Biskra, Algeria. The design of this system was based on the characteristics (volume and physico-chemical properties) of wastewaters and the urban plan of the studied city. Results showed that studied effluent is easily biodegradable with COD/BOD5 of  1.84 (< 3), BOD5 (325 - 365 mg/L), COD (620-644 mg/L) and TSS (120-250mg/l). The peak of raw wastewater flow was found to be 32.4 m3 /h, which was used for the calculation of drip network for the landscape irrigation. The selected variant for the configuration of the CW system is HF-VF-HF, which occupies an area of 11.580 m2 and will reduce significantly the water pollution. The treated wastewater will be reused for the irrigation of landscapes via the dimensioned drip network. Results of this study showed that the proposed design for the system (treatment and reuse) would be effective in reducing pollution in the urban environment by ensuring possibility of the reuse of the treated water for irrigation. This gives also a great opportunity for using this strategy in small neighborhoods in other cities.


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