Floating Treatment Wetlands

Floating Treatment Wetlands are a floating platform for plants, that can be placed in any water body regardless of depth. The purpose is to provide a stable habitat, which allows plant to extend their roots into contaminated water to improve water quality. Using the same biological principles as a conventional wetland, a floating platform allows wetlands to be applied where is would otherwise be impossible.

Floating wetlands provide treatment physically, biochemically, and ecologically. Physically, the roots trap suspended solids and shade water bodies to discourage the growth of suspended algae. Biochemically, bacterial communities living on the root system degrade contaminants, and remove nutrients by either releasing them into the atmosphere or sequestering within plant/bacterial biomass. Ecologically, the floating wetlands create an ideal habitat for a diversity of plant, animal and microbial life.

PhytoLinks™ Modular Floating Treatment Wetland System

PhytoLinks™ is an engineered floating treatment wetland system developed by Terrapin Water. The PhytoLinks™ system is ideal for larger scale applications such as stormwater ponds or wastewater lagoons. Easily scalable and flexible enough to allow for any desired size or layout, PhytoLinks™ is a cost effective solution for management of water quality for a variety of different applications.

Some of the key benefits of the system include:

  • Lightweight, durable and easy to install components
  • Modular design allows for creation of virtually any different shape
  • Anchoring system is incorporated into each module for increased strength
  • Quick-attach modules can be reconfigured and/or relocated with minimal effort
  • Plant biomass can be harvested without total system replacement
  • Environmentally friendly design with minimized use of raw materials for reduced carbon footprint
  • Weather resistant HDPE construction for year round use
  • Non-toxic, safe for drinking water applications