on-site wastewater system Articles

  • On-site industrial wastewater treatment

    Priority pollutant behaviour in on-site treatment systems for industrial wastewaters The majority of wastewaters deriving from the chemical industry consist of aqueous discharges produced during the physico-chemical processing of synthetic mixtures involving operations such as filtration, centrifugation, extraction and/or distillation. The wastewater streams, referred to as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • A simulation of the fate of nitrogen in an on-site wastewater treatment system

    An experiment to study and to build a mathematical model to reproduce the behavior of nitrogen in a residential wastewater treatment process was performed. A pilot unit receiving grey and black water was used. The pilot consisted in a septic tank followed by a fixed-film, partly aerated bioreactor with effluent recirculation operated under two different scenarios: normal operating conditions and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Subsurface trickle irrigation system for on–site wastewater disposal and reuse

    Summary of  Process  Description The subsurface trickle irrigation system described in this report utilizes an aerobic treatment system in conjunction with a proven subsurface water application system developed by GEOFLOW, Inc. to offer a total system concept for safe and effective sewage disposal for site conditions considered marginal or unsuitable for conventional septic ...


    By Geoflow, Inc.

  • ON-SITE SEWAGE SYSTEMS: NEW OUTLOOK FOR DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER TREATMENT

    As researchers analyze the soils’ ability to absorb discharge, more knowledge is gained about alternatives to septic tanks and standard drain fields that include peat filter systems, constructed wetlands and drip irrigation. ONE out of every four American households currently treat and release wastewater on their own property. Although most people assume that on-site systems are confined to rural ...


  • Factors affecting the performance and risks to human health of on-site wastewater treatment systems

    Aerobic wastewater treatment systems (aerobic systems) are the preferred choice in a region overlying a karstic aquifer used for drinking water supplies, as they are thought to provide better protection to groundwater and human health than standard septic systems. However, aerobic systems in operation do not always perform to design standard; while this is often blamed on lack of maintenance, few ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effectiveness of Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Technologies

    ABSTRACT New York City’s drinking water supply is threatened by the potential development of the Catskill/Delaware watershed. The effectiveness of alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems in this drinking water supply watershed is being evaluated during the course of a oneyear field study. Twenty-four on-site systems were designed and installed for individual sites throughout the ...

  • Long-term hygienic barrier efficiency of a compact on-site wastewater treatment system

    Received for publication September 11, 2008. The long-term use of a filter-based, on-site wastewater treatment system increases nutrient discharge to receiving waters and may reduce its hygienic barrier efficiency. The main purpose of this research was to assess the hygienic barrier efficiency and the associated health risks of an on-site system that had exceeded its 5-yr design capacity with ...

  • On-site Neutralization of Laboratory Wastewater: Northern Territory University

     The Northern Territory University’s Faculty of Science have designed and installed a ‘Neutralization Pit’ as their ‘cleaner production initiative. The primary objectives of the Northern Territory University adopting this form of treatment for the chemical wastewater generated by the Faculty of Science was to: Prevent pollution and eutrophication of the receiving Darwin watercourses as ...


  • Wetlands for Industrial Wastewater Treatment at the Savannah River Site

    ABSTRACT The A-01 effluent outfall, which collects both normal daily process flow and stormwater runoff from a industrial research facility, did not meet the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits for metals, toxicity, and total residual chlorine at the outfall sampling point. Copper was the ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment: Priority pollutant behaviour in on-site treatment systems for industrial wastewaters

    The majority of wastewaters deriving from the chemical industry consist of aqueous discharges produced during the physico-chemical processing of synthetic mixtures involving operations such as filtration, centrifugation, extraction and/or distillation. The wastewater streams, referred to as ‘process waters’ can include mother liquors, washing waters from the purification of products, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of alternative on-site wastewater treatment on the viability and culturability of Salmonella choleraesuis

    ABSTRACTThe objective of this study was to determine how alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems (i.e. subsurface flow constructed wetlands, intermittent sand filters and intermittent peat filters) affect the viability and culturability of Salmonella choleraesuis (serotype typhimurium, ATCC 23567). Influent was a high strength septic tank effluent (BOD5 240-344 mg ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wetlands For Industrial Wastewater Treatment At The Savannah River Site: A Case Study

    ABSTRACT The A-01 effluent outfall, which collects both normal daily process flow and stormwater runoff from a industrial park-type area, did not meet the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits for metals, toxicity, and total residual chlorine at the outfall sampling point. However, copper is ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Institutional trajectory for diffusing on-site wastewater treatment in urban China

    Urban water scarcity has been an issue for a long time in China while water pollution has attracted more and more attention over the last two decades. Recently, on-site wastewater treatment (OST) has been proposed as a meaningful alternative to deal with both water pollution and water scarcity in cities in a more sustainable way. However, the diffusion of such an OST system is still slow and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SBR Wastewater Treatment Provides Large Clean-up on Small Site

    One of the largest capacity wastewater treatment plants in Europe is under construction on a small plot of land at Ringsend, on Dublin Bay in Ireland. Sequencing batch reactor (SBR) technology and 100,000 diffusers from ITT Industries' Sanitarie unit was selected to meet the challenging waste treatment needs for this site. When Dublin's wastewater treatment plant was built in the 1970s, it ...


  • The development of a Code of Practice for single house on-site wastewater treatment in Ireland

    The performance of six separate percolation areas was intensively monitored to ascertain the attenuation effects of unsaturated subsoils with respect to on-site wastewater effluent: three sites receiving septic tank effluent, the other three sites receiving secondary treated effluent. The development of a biomat across the percolation areas receiving secondary treated effluent was restricted on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Controls on groundwater nitrogen contributions from on-site wastewater systems in coastal North Carolina

    The goal of this study was to evaluate the influence of soil type and separation distance to water table on dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentrations in groundwater adjacent to on-site wastewater systems. Groundwater nitrogen species (NO3--N and NH4+-N) and groundwater levels adjacent to 16 on-site systems in three different soil groups (group I- sand, group II- coarse loams and group III ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrogen and carbon dynamics beneath on-site wastewater treatment systems in Pitt County, North Carolina

    On-site wastewater treatment systems (OWS) are a potentially significant non-point source of nutrients to groundwater and surface waters, and are extensively used in coastal North Carolina. The goal of this study was to determine the treatment efficiency of four OWS in reducing total dissolved nitrogen (TDN) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations before discharge to groundwater and/or ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of on-site wastewater system Escherichia coli contributions to shallow groundwater in coastal North Carolina

    The study goal was to determine if on-site wastewater systems (OSWWS) installed in coastal areas were effective at reducing indicator bacteria densities before discharge to groundwater. Groundwater Escherichia coli (E. coli) densities and groundwater levels adjacent to 16 OSWWS in three different soil groups (sand, sandy loam, and sandy clay loam) were monitored and compared to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aquidneck Place wastewater system information

    Institutional facilities typically have larger wastewater flows with lower organic concentration than commercial waste streams.  However, some institutions such as schools may have exceptionally high concentrations of ammonia nitrogen and very erratic peak flows.  It is critical to understand the institution’s lifestyle and sanitary routines when designing a treatment system. The ...


    By Aquapoint

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