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Main Title Renovating secondary sewage by ground water recharge with infiltration basins /
Author Bouwer, Herman.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Rice, R. C.,
Escarcega, E. D.,
Riggs, M. S.,
Bouwer, Herman.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Monitoring,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA16060-DRV-03/72; W7212071
OCLC Number 00540670
Subjects Sewage disposal ; Artificial groundwater recharge ; Artificial recharge of groundwater
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 16060-DRV-03-72 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/26/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 16060-DRV-03-72 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 16060-DRV-03-72 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/31/2020
Collation ix, 102 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
"March 1972." Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-100).
Contents Notes
A field project demonstrated the feasibility of renovating secondary sewage effluent by ground water recharge with infiltration basins. Maximum loading rates were obtained. With the schedules the system could infiltrate 300-400 ft/year using a water depth of 1 ft. Grassed basins had higher infiltration rates, and a gravel covered basin had a lower infiltration rate than a bare soil basin. Essentially complete removal of BOD and fecal coliform, and significant removal of phosphorus, nitrogen and fluoride were obtained. Hydraulic properties of the aquifer were evaluated by analog from the response of piezometric heads in the ground-water system to infiltration. These properties were then used in the design of a prototype system, which would yield renovated water at an estimated total cost of about $5 per acre-foot at the pump.