The use of constructed wetlands in sequestrating carbon: An overview

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Abstract

The increasing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has triggered the need to look for a mitigating strategy to address climate change. Wetlands have been noted to have the potential in improving water quality, mitigating flood (act as a floodplain) as well as protecting wildlife habitat and coastal area. Wetlands are also capable to sequestrate carbon. Due to rapid developments, natural wetlands are being destroyed day by day. Hence, constructed wetlands have been proposed to emulate the functions of natural wetlands. However, the use of constructed wetlands in sequestrating carbon is yet to be explored. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to provide an overview and compare the carbon sequestration potential between natural and constructed wetlands. A particular emphasis will be given to the use of constructed wetlands in sequestrating carbon. It is found that constructed wetlands are capable to sequestrate carbon as good as natural wetlands. Sustainable utilization of constructed wetlands as a carbon sink could be one of the effective initiatives to mitigate climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-819
Number of pages7
JournalNature Environment and Pollution Technology
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Climate change
  • Constructed wetland

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science(all)

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