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Main Title Treatment and disposal of wastes pumped from septic tanks
Author Kolega, John J. ; Dewey, Arthur W. ; Cosenza, Benjamin J. ; Leonard., Robert L.
CORP Author Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, Conn.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Muncipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-198; EPA-17070-DKA
Stock Number PB-272 656
OCLC Number 04545002
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Solid waste disposal ; Sludge disposal ; Septic tanks ; Soils ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Injection ; Pilot plants ; Anaerobic processes ; Nitrogen ; Aerobic processes ; Cost analysis ; Sampling ; Design criteria ; Land disposal ; Sewage sludge disposal ; Chemical oxygen demand
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NTIS  PB-272 656 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 149 p. : ill.
The study identified methods of treating and disposing of septic tank sludge (septage). Biological, chemical, and physical properties of septage were determined and curves were developed for designing septage treatment facilities. Two processes were tested for treating and disposing of septage. Injecting septage in the soil appears to be practical, but is limited to periods when the ground is not frozen. A bench and pilot process that reduced BOD5, COD, and Kjeldahl nitrogen by 93 percent or more consisted of anaerobic digestion-aeration-sand filtration. Consideration was given to treating septage in publicly owned wastewater treatment plants with municipal wastewater. Criteria for desirable receiving facilities were developed.
Prepared for Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. EPA 560/6-77-006 ; grant no. 17070 DKA. Includes bibliographical references.