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Pollution abatement with peat onsite wastewater treatment systems

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Abstract

The purpose of onsite wastewater treatment is to provide economical removal of dissolved nutrients, pathogens and other contaminates from septic tank effluent to avoid the pollution of groundwater or creation of other health hazards. The effective use of conventional soil adsorption systems is limited by a number of factors including site characteristics, soil type and condition, and the proximity of the system to surface waters or a source of potable water. On adverse sites, where the use of conventional subsurface soil adsorption systems does not provide acceptable levels of treatment, Sphagnum peat may be used as an economical method of onsite wastewater treatment. The peat system, when properly designed and constructed, is relatively simple to install, requires minimal energy and maintenance, and provides a high quality effluent without additional disinfection. 19 refs.
Authors:
Brooks, J L [1] 
  1. University of Maine, Orano, ME (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1994
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
CONF-9309431-
Reference Number:
CLA-94-110288; EDB-94-157341
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference on Newfoundland peat opportunities, Corner Brook (Canada), 7-10 Sep 1993; Other Information: IEACR LIB; Related Information: In: Newfoundland peat opportunities: an international conference, 308
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PEAT; WATER TREATMENT; ADSORBENTS; COST; SOILS; USES; WASTE WATER; WATER POLLUTION; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL; WATER TREATMENT PLANTS; CONTROL; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; LIQUID WASTES; MATTER; ORGANIC MATTER; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION CONTROL; WASTES; WATER; 010500* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Products & By-Products; 540320 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)
OSTI ID:
6920123
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
Economic Recovery Commission, Newfoundland and Labrador, 3rd Floor, Beothuck Building, 20 Crosbie Place, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 3Y8 , Canada
Submitting Site:
CLA
Size:
Pages: 25.1-25.5; ([308] p)
Announcement Date:

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Citation Formats

Brooks, J L. Pollution abatement with peat onsite wastewater treatment systems. Canada: N. p., 1994. Web.
Brooks, J L. Pollution abatement with peat onsite wastewater treatment systems. Canada.
Brooks, J L. 1994. "Pollution abatement with peat onsite wastewater treatment systems." Canada.
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title = {Pollution abatement with peat onsite wastewater treatment systems}
author = {Brooks, J L}
abstractNote = {The purpose of onsite wastewater treatment is to provide economical removal of dissolved nutrients, pathogens and other contaminates from septic tank effluent to avoid the pollution of groundwater or creation of other health hazards. The effective use of conventional soil adsorption systems is limited by a number of factors including site characteristics, soil type and condition, and the proximity of the system to surface waters or a source of potable water. On adverse sites, where the use of conventional subsurface soil adsorption systems does not provide acceptable levels of treatment, Sphagnum peat may be used as an economical method of onsite wastewater treatment. The peat system, when properly designed and constructed, is relatively simple to install, requires minimal energy and maintenance, and provides a high quality effluent without additional disinfection. 19 refs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1994}
month = {Feb}
}