Projects: Schlema-Alberoda Germany December 1969

Project Site
Schlema-Alberoda, Germany
BioPlanta GmbH  
Contact Person
Anja Hebner,
Purpose of Project

On the site of the waste pile 371 of WISMUT the first constructed wetland (4 serially connected basins) for the biological treatment of mining water in Germany was designed and built. For the discharge into a nearby river water, uranium and arsenic have to be removed. Extensive investigations on the management, robustness and long-time stability of the constructed wetland have been carried out. The operation under properly controlled redox conditions is essential to achieve low arsenic and uranium levels at the same time.

Project Durarion
Finished since December 1969
Project Status
Project Media
Wastewater: other
Contaminant categories
Phytotechnology mechanism
Plant Species
Carex sp , Phragmites sp
Project Scale
Pilot Scale
Remediation Location
On Site
Remediation volumn/area
10 m³/d - 3 years
Secondary Value/Uses for Project Land and Plants


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