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Main Title Performance evaluation of the aerated lagoon system at Windber, Pennsylvania /
Author Earnest, Charles M. ; Vizzini, Edward A. ; Brown, Doris L. ; Harris., James L. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Earnest, Charles M.
Lewis, Ronald F.,
CORP Author Pittsburgh Univ. at Johnstown, Pa. Div. of Natural Sciences.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-023; EPA-R-803975
Stock Number PB-281 368
OCLC Number 32336310
Subjects Sewage lagoons--Pennsylvania--Windber
Additional Subjects Lagoons(Ponds) ; Sewage treatment ; Sampling ; Pennsylvania ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Chemical analysis ; Standards ; pH ; Chemical properties ; Sites ; Tables(Data) ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Aeration ; Coliform bacteria ; Regulations ; Secondary sewage treatment ; Water pollution detection ; Windber(Pennsylvania) ; Water pollution sampling
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EJAD  EPA 600/2-78-023 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/16/2000
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-023 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-023 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/22/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-023 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-281 368 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 290 p. : ill.
Publicly-owned wastewater treatment lagoons are in extensive use throughout the United States today. However, the long term data needed to conduct a proper evaluation of lagoon design to meet Federal Secondary Treatment Standards have been lacking. This report presents the data collected over a one-year monitoring period of the Windber, Pennsylvania, treatment facility. The Windber treatment system was found to perform very well. Federal Secondary Treatment Standards for suspended solids, fecal coliform pH and BOD5 were consistently met. Through the project, the BOD removal was excellent except for the month of July. This appeared to be related to the 'solids upset' of Cell Number 1. In addition to BOD, several other parameters were affected by the 'solids upset' of Cell Number 1. In addition to the parameters for which Federal Standards have been established, many others were monitored and are presented in summary form along with a complete listing of all the data gathered during the study period. As a result of this study, it is apparent that this well-designed, aerated, multi-celled lagoon system is certainly capable of meeting the July 1977 secondary treatment standards, under the conditions prevailing at the time of this study.
"March 1978." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-600/2-78-023." "Grant no. R803975."