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Main Title Treatment and disposal of wastes pumped from septic tanks /
Author Kolega, John Joseph, ; Dewey, Arthur W. ; Cosenza, Benjamin J. ; Leonard., Robert L.
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Dewey, Arthur W.
Cosenza, Benjamin J.
Leonard, Robert L.
CORP Author Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, Conn.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600/2-77/198; EPA-17070-DKA; PB272656
Stock Number PB-272 656
OCLC Number 41089720
Subjects Sewage sludge--Management. ; Septic tanks.
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Solid waste disposal ; Sludge disposal ; Septic tanks ; Soils ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Injection ; Pilot plants ; Anaerobic processes ; Nitrogen ; Aerobic processes ; Cost analysis ; Sampling ; Design criteria ; Land disposal ; Sewage sludge disposal ; Chemical oxygen demand
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-198 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/26/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-198 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/11/2014
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-198 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-198 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/31/2017
NTIS  PB-272 656 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 152 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The study identified methods of treating and disposing of septic tank sludge (septage). Biological, chemical, and physical properties of septage were determined and curves were developed for designing septage treatment facilities. Two processes were tested for treating and disposing of septage. Injecting septage in the soil appears to be practical, but is limited to periods when the ground is not frozen. A bench and pilot process that reduced BOD5, COD, and Kjeldahl nitrogen by 93 percent or more consisted of anaerobic digestion-aeration-sand filtration. Consideration was given to treating septage in publicly owned wastewater treatment plants with municipal wastewater. Criteria for desirable receiving facilities were developed.
"EPA-600/2-77-198." EPA Grant No. 17070 DKA; EPA project officer: G.K. Dotson. Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-139. Publications: p. 140).