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Civil Engineering

Pascale Champagne: Research

Natural Treatment Systems - Wetlands

Projects Established at Queen's University:

Assessment of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes assimilation in a natural wetland used to polish secondary effluent from the Amherstview Wastewater Treatment Plant. This project is part of a larger 5-year study which aims to assess the impact of the wastewater treatment plant discharge on the Bayview Bog. The portion of the project was undertaken in collaboration with Dr. Kevin Hall in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen's University and the Loyalist Township Council in May 2006 and completed in March 2007.

Projects Established at Carleton University:

 

Investigation of constructed wetland system hydraulics, sludge sedimentation and treatment efficiency at the Dignard Wetland (Embrun, Ontario) designed for the treatment of agricultural runoff. Study was undertaken in collaboration with the Ms. Anna Crolla and Mr. Chris Kinsley from the University of Guelph satellite campus at Alfred from September 2002 to November 2004.

 

Investigation of the role of plants in the removal of nutrients in a constructed wetland treating agricultural wastewater at the Dignard Wetland (Embrun, Ontario). Study was undertaken in collaboration with Ms. Anna Crolla and Mr. Chris Kinsley from the University of Guelph satellite campus at Alfred from May 2002 to December 2004.

 

Publications:

 Speer, S., P. Champagne, A. Crolla and C. Kinsley (2009) Hydraulic Performance of a Mature Wetland Treating Milkhouse Wastewater and Agricultural Runoff. Water Science and Technology. 59(12):2455-2462. (IF = 1.056)

Gottschall, N., C. Boutin, A. M. Crolla, C. B. Kinsley and P. Champagne (2007) The Role of Plants in the Removal of Nutrients in a Constructed Wetland Treating Agricultural (Dairy) Wastewater, Ontario, Canada. Ecological Engineering. 29(2): 154-163. (IF = 2.203) 

Conference Abstracts & Presentations:

 

Wallace, J., P. Champagne, and G. Hall (2013) Analysis of Chemical Dynamics in Three Wastewater Stabilization Ponds to Determine the Principle Components and Relationships Contributing to Algae Growth and pH Level Fluctuations 10th IWA Specialist Group Conference on Ponds Technology: Advances and Innovations in Wastewater Pond Technology. August 19-22. Cartagena, Columbia.

Gottschall, N., C. Boutin, A. M. Crolla, C. B. Kinsley and P. Champagne (2004) The Role of Plants in the Removal of Nutrients in a Constructed Wetland Treating Agricultural Wastewater; IWA 9th International Conference on Wetland Systems Pollution Control; September 26-30; Avignon, France. pp. 4 (CD ROM)

Speer, S., A. M. Crolla, C. B. Kinsley and P. Champagne (2004) Hydrodynamic Pathways in a Maturing Constructed Wetland; IWA 6th International Conference on Waste Stabilization Ponds and 9th International Conference on Wetland Systems Pollution Control; September 27-October 1; Avignon, France. p. 179-187.

 

Funding Sources:

  • Canadian Water Network (CWN) -NSERC/CIHR/ SSHRC & Industry Canada Network Centres of Excellence (NCE) Government of Nunavut Hamlets of Pond Inlet, Kugaaruk, Clyde River (NU) ARKTIS Solutions Nova Scotia Environment AQUA Treatment Technologies (Industry Partners) (2012 - 2015)