||Wastewater treatment by rooted aquatic plants in sand and gravel trenches
Pope, Pamela R.
||Moulton Niguel Water District, Laguna Niguel, CA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Sewage--Purification--Biological treatment ;
Aquatic plants ;
Sewage treatment ;
Waste water ;
Secondary treatment ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||vi, 24 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
The objective of this project was to evaluate a patented process developed by the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of West Germany for the treatment of industrial wastes, as an energy-efficient method for the treatment of municipal wastewater. The major goal was to achieve effluents meeting the United States Federal Effluent Standards by this novel biological treatment process that uses a minimal amount of mechanical equipment and does not require a great amount of manpower for normal operation. An eleven-month study demonstrated that raw screened wastewater applied to the trench system at a rate not exceeding 95 m3/d (25,000 gpd) could be treated to secondary effluent quality. Spatial requirements were about the same as for a septic tank system.
"EPA-600/2-81-091." "May 1981." "Grant no. R-805279." "Project Officer: Ronald F. Lewis." Performing organization: Moulton Niguel Water District (Laguna Niguel, CA 92677).