Production and Energy Value of Phragmites Australis Obtained from Two Constructed Wetlands

M. Politeo, M. Borin, M. Milani, A. Toscano & G. Molari
Common Reed (Phragmitesaustralis(Cav.)Trin. ex Steud.),a perennial C3-grass, is the most commonly used plant species in constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment in Italy and is considered a potential biomass crop in Europe because it is high yielding and has low input requirements. Aboveground biomass for generating heat and power have been measured in two full-scale Horizontal SubSurface Flow Constructed Wetlands (H-SSF CWs) case studies in Italy: a CW for tertiary treatment of piggery manure located in...