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|Main Title||Contributions from the Sanitary Research Laboratory and Sewage Experiment Station. Volume X. Studies on the Digestion of a Sewage-Filter Efluent by a Small and Otherwise Unpolluted Stream.|
|Author||Weston, Robert Spurr ; Turner., C. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge|
|Stock Number||PB-260 051|
|Additional Subjects||Sewage flow rate ; Sewage bacteria ; Sewage disposal ; Sewage treatment effluent ; Water pollution ; Stream flow ; Stream pollution ; Waste disposal ;|
Results are presented of a 2-year study to determine to what extent a stream, lake, or estuary will receive and digest the effluents from sewage purification plants. Emphasis is on the biological aspects. Data indicates that slowly moving water is able to digest and highly purify effluents in large volume with the first three-fourths of a mile. The process of digestion is almost wholly biological and is extremely sensitive to conditions such as temperature, rainfall, and the amount and character of plant and animal life.