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    Site Characterization and Design of On-Site Septic Systems

    Bedinger MS, Fleming JS, Johnson AI
    Published: 1997

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    On-site septic system technology is undergoing dramatic changes and advances with increased effort and thought placed on the effective and economical design of on-site systems. STP 1324 addresses these changes with 25 peer-reviewed papers in three sections:

    Septic System Operation and Evaluation -- 7 papers, including a comprehensive inspection procedure for evaluation of septic systems; distribution box performance in septic tank-soil absorption systems; domestic wastewater and the sodium factor; and the use of low-pressure systems to provide even distribution of septic tank effluent in septic filter fields.

    Septic System Site Characterization and Design -- 9 papers, including a pressure system design spreadsheet; problems associated with disturbed soils; man-made materials used to produce high-quality effluent; and an empirical procedure for analysis of mounding in the vadose zone in the evaluation of the viability of large septic systems.

    Alternative Systems and Component Design -- 9 papers, summary of a study to determine the suitability of used tires as a substitute for drainfield aggregate in standard sewage disposal systems; field performance of chamber leaching systems ; alternative design for wastewater treatment

    Table of Contents

    Inspection Manual for Existing Septic Systems

    A Laboratory Study of Distribution Box Performance in Septic Tank — Soil Absorption Systems

    Domestic Wastewater and the Sodium Factor

    Evaluation of Pressurized Distribution Networks in Maryland

    Maintenance of Low Pressure Septic Tank Effluent Distribution Systems

    Surface Irrigation Design Considerations to Facilitate System Performance, Operation, and Maintenance at One Effluent Reuse System in North Carolina

    Long-Term Effluent Absorption Rates of a Serially Loaded Septic Tank Filter Field

    Massachusetts Soil Evaluator Program

    Computer Aided On-Site Sewage System Design Using a Pressurized System Design Spreadsheet


    Nitrogen Removal in Septic Tank Effluent Using Separate Nitrification — Denitrification Biotextile Filters

    Comparison of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity and Percolation Rate: Implications for Designing Septic Systems

    Minimizing On-Site Septic System Drain Field Size by Combining Absorbic and Evaporative Disposal Methods

    Performance of Septic Systems Designed for Effluent Storage using Soil Morphology

    Mounding Analysis in the Vadose Zone for Designing Large Septic Systems

    Potable Water Treatment and Reuse of Domestic Wastewater in the CMHC Toronto ‘Healthy House’

    Design of Recirculating Sand Filters Using a Standardized Methodology

    Used Tires as a Substitute for Drainfield Aggregate

    Design and Performance of Septic Tanks

    Renovation of Septic Effluent in a Stratified Sand Filter

    A Review of the Field Performance of Chamber Leaching Systems

    Sewage and Leachate Wastewater Treatment Using Theabsorbent Waterloo Biofilter

    On-Site Sewage Disposal for a Subdivision in a High Groundwater Area

    Drip Irrigation Onsite Wastewater Systems—Colorado

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: D18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1324-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5376-9

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2420-2

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