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Main Title Utilization of natural ecosystems for wastewater renovation /
Author Burton, Thomas M. ; King, Darrell L. ; Ball, Robert C. ; Bahr, Thomas G.
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Author Title of a Work
Burton, Thomas M.
King, Darrell L.
Ball, Robert C.
Poloncsik, Stephen
CORP Author Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. of Water Research.;Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office.
Publisher National Technical Information Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-905/3-79-003; EPA-Y005065
Stock Number PB80-100431
OCLC Number 08434056
Subjects Sewage disposal plants ; Sewage--Purification ; Effluent quality ; Recycling (Waste, etc) ; Water quality management
Additional Subjects Sewage disposal ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Sewage treatment ; Water pollution ; Waste water reuse ; Nutrients ; Circulation ; Ground water ; Bacteria ; Viruses ; Algae ; Field tests ; Aquatic plants ; Biomass ; Phosphorus ; Nitrogen ; Carbon ; Concentration(Composition) ; Michigan ; Land application
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 905/3-79-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/29/2006
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 905/3-79-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB80-100431 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 154 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Michigan State University constructed on 200 ha (500 acres) of the main campus, a permanent facility for the experimental treatment, recycle and reuse of municipal sewage plant effluents. The facility provides for the diversion of up to 7570 cu m/day (2 MGD) of secondary effluent from an activated sludge treatment plant. This waste flow is directed away from the receiving stream to an intensely managed aquatic and terrestrial nutrient recycling system. The facility consists of a portion of the East Lansing Wastewater Treatment Plant, a transmission line, four experimental lakes and a spray irrigation site. A primary objective is to strip nutrients from the waste flow as it proceeds through the system by incorporating nutrients into harvestable biomass. The system has been in operation with tertiary effluent for about 18 months. It will go on line with secondary effluent in 1976. Biological activity in the aquatic system has a major impact on water quality as evidenced by significantly reduced water concentrations of phosphorus, nitrogen and inorganic carbon.
April 1979. Prepared on behalf of City of East Lansing, East Lansing, Michigan for Region V, Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA-905/3-79-003. Comprehensive Grant No. Y005065. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 154).