Industrial Effluent

Vetiver System for Mitigating Industrial Effluent

Photo essay example of using vetiver to treat industrial effluent: PowerPoint Presentation (vetiver.org)

The above example from Paul Truong of how vetiver can be used for industrial or agricultural wastewater treatment using floating pontoons and by planting on the banks of the lagoons. There is great potential to apply the Vetiver System for waste water treatment not only on industrial scale but also for smaller treatment needs for single households, small hospitals, hotels, schools, refugee camps, etc. using the alternative “wetland” vetiver application.

Photo 1 An example of a large VS clean up on a rendering plant lagoon (Australia).
Photo 2 The effluent produced by a rendering plant had a very high nutrient and salt content and is stored in two storage ponds. The effluent was used to irrigate vetiver planting on the banks of the ponds and was treated in situ with vetiver floats on the ponds
Photo 3 Vetiver constructed wetlands can also be used, as in this case from Trinidad,
to treat rainfall runoff from a large shopping mall and its parking area (Jonathan Barcant)
Photo 4 Vetiver pontoon cleaning water surrounding a floating restaurant in Kolkata, India (Pradeep Kumar)