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Main Title Design and management of subsurface soil absorption systems /
Author Tyler, E. Jerry. ; Boyle, W. C. ; Converse, J. C. ; Siegrist, R. L. ; Hargett, D. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Boyle, W. C.
Converse, J. C.
Siegrist, R. L.
Hargett, D. L.
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ.-Madison. Small Scale Waste Management Program.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/070; EPA-R-805531
Stock Number PB85-216570
Additional Subjects Fluid infiltration ; Soils properties ; Septic tanks ; Adsorption ; Construction ; Traffic ; Soil texture ; Damage ; Hydraulics ; Porosity ; Loads(Forces) ; Design criteria ; Field tests ; Wisconsin ; Photographs ; Tables(Data) ; Sewage disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-216570 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 162 pages ; 28 cm
The results of two studies are reported: (1) the effects of construction practices upon soil hydraulic properties; and (2) field examination of the effects of operational strategies upon soil infiltration properties. The investigation of construction practices showed that heavy machinery traffic significantly reduces the porosity and infiltration rate of the bed. The degree of damage varies with soil texture, structure, and moisture content. Field trials demonstrated that a damaged absorption bed can be restored by removal of the compacted and sheared layers. The investigation of operational strategies consisted of three application methods, each employing three loading rates. Soils with similar hydraulic properties and segregated and combined wastewaters from typical rural single-family homes were used.
Rept. no. EPA/600/2-85/070. June 1985. NTIS PB85-216570. Microfiche.