Renovating secondary sewage by ground water recharge with infiltration basins

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  • Sewage disposal.,
  • Artificial groundwater recharge.

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Statementby Herman Bouwer [and others. Prepared] for the Office of Research and Monitoring, Environmental Protection Agency.
SeriesWater pollution control research series
ContributionsBouwer, Herman., United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Monitoring.
LC ClassificationsTD765 .R46
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 102 p.
Number of Pages102
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Open LibraryOL5390887M
LC Control Number72602258

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Type r.f lepor and Period Covered rganization A field project demonstrated the feasibility of renovating secondary sewage effluent by ground water recharge with infiltration basins.

Maximum loading rates were obtained with cycles of 20 days flooding rotated with dry periods of. A field project demonstrated the feasibility of renovating secondary sewage effluent by ground water recharge with infiltration basins.

Maximum loading rates were obtained. With the schedules the system could infiltrate ft/year using a water depth of 1 ft. Grassed basins had higher infiltration Renovating secondary sewage by ground water recharge with infiltration basins book, and a gravel covered basin had a lower infiltration rate than a bare soil basin.

The feasibility of renovating secondary sewage effluent by ground water recharge was studied with six infiltration basins in the loamy sand of the Salt River bed. an infiltration-recharge system for sewage effluent depends very much on local conditions of climate, soil, and ground­ water hydrology.

For the Salt River Valley, such an ex­ perimental system, called the Flushing Meadows Project, 97 was installed in i The system consists of six parallel infiltration basins, 20 by feet each. It is. Hydraulic loading rates for sands to loamy sands were about ft/yr.

Thus, 1 acre of infiltration basin can renovate about af/year of sewage effluent. The renovated water should be removed from the aquifer to avoid its spread into high-quality native groundwater.(Please note that af/year stands for Cited by: Where the groundwater is too deep to collect the renovated sewage water by gravity, pumped wells must be used and there are two basic layouts.

In one (Figure 11C), the infiltration basins are arranged in two parallel strips and the wells are located on the line midway between the two strips. Bouwer H. (): Renovation of wastewater with Rapid-Infiltration Land Treatment Systems, Artificial Recharge of Groundwater.

Edited by Takashi Asano. Researchers described the groundwater mounds beneath recharge sites and infiltration during erratic floods in karstic basins [12] [13][14]. An in-depth study of alluvial stratigraphy. groundwater recharge via spreading basins on sand dunes.

The mean coliform contents in the recharge effluents and in the water recovered by pumping are, respectively, and 0 (Idelovitch et al., ). Such quality is, fortunately, not always indispensable. For example, when the recharged aquifer is not exploited for anything else but irrigation.

for ground water recharge by infiltration (Ludwig and Feeney, ). Waste water reclamation or waste water reuse planned for these two communities and possibly others came as a result of extensive re­ search rnia and elsewhere in water renovation and recharge practice.

Where procurement of water was costly, the logical direction. Interest in artificial recharge with normal water and sewage effluent continues to increase.

Issues discussed in this paper include recharge with infiltration basins, soil-aquifer treatment of sewage effluent, potable use of water from aquifers recharged with sewage effluent, nitrogen removal, pre-treatment of sewage effluent, disinfection, well recharge, clogging parameters, superchlorination.

Stormwater runoff is recharged into infiltration basins to replenish the ground water withdrawn for use by Long Island residents, thereby also helping to retard seawater intrusion into the aquifers that provide the primary source of drinking water for the area.

The nature and concentration of trace organics in the secondary sewage treated. Field studies where groundwater recharge basins were intermittently flooded with secondary sewage effluent showed that a high-rate system where sewage water was applied at 30 to 60 cm/day removed most of the fecal microorganisms, organic material, and phosphates (BOUWER et al., a, b).

Recharge by spreading basins is most effective where there are no impending layers between the land surface and the aquifer and where clear water is available for recharge; however, more turbid water can be tolerated than with well recharge. Indirect Recharge Enhanced Streambed Infiltration (Induced infiltration) Though ground water.

Renovating Secondary Sewage by Ground Water Recharge with Infiltration Basins. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Report No. DRV 03/ March pp. that infiltrate secondary or tertiary sewage effluent for recharge of groundwater and water quality improvement through soil-aquifer treatment.

Focus will be on relatively fine-textured soils where clogging, crusting, and fine-particle movement can seriously reduce infiltration rates, and hence, recharge capacities. NEED FOR RESEARCH. Bouwer, Renovating secondary effluent by groundwater Recharge with Infiltration Basins, Conference on Recycling Treated Municipal wastewater Through Forest and Cropland, U.

Environmental Protection Agency, EPA/ (). Google Scholar. any restricting layer that could form perching groundwater. Secondary (activated sludge process) effluent from the 23rd Avenue Sewage Treatment Plant in Phoenix first flowed through the upper, ha lagoon, after which it entered the infiltration basins via drop structures, culverts, and rectangular weirs (one for each basin).

Bouwer, H., and R. Rice. Effect of water depth in ground water recharge basins on infiltration rate. Irrig. Drain. Eng. (4) Bouwer, H. Effect of water depth and ground water table on infiltration from recharge basins.

in: Proceedings of the National Conference of the Irrigation and Drainage Division. Ground water recharge with sewage effluent. In A. Johnson & D. Finlayson (Eds.), Artificial recharge of ground water, Proceedings of the International Symposium, Anaheim, California, August 23–27 (pp.

infiltration. Infiltration rates in recharge basins RB to RB at the Sweetwater Recharge Facility, as well as reach length and recharge in the effluent dominated Lower Santa Cruz River, were studied before and after the removal of nearly 90 percent of nitrogen and 50 percent of phosphorus species in March, reuse applications, such as ground water recharge or urban landscape irrigation, typically occurs after secondary wastewater treatment and may necessitate additional treatment.

Treatment to produce reclaimed water often adds coagulation, filtration, and disinfection to secondary treatment. Figure Secondary treatment is a treatment process for wastewater (or sewage) to achieve a certain degree of effluent quality by using a sewage treatment plant with physical phase separation to remove settleable solids and a biological process to remove dissolved and suspended organic compounds.

After this kind of treatment, the wastewater may be called as secondary-treated wastewater. Future Groundwater Resources at Risk (Proceedings of the Helsinki Conference, June ).

IAHS Publ.Planning and investigations for groundwater recharge using wetland-treated sewage effluent JUDITH L.

HAMILTON Groundwater Section, US Bureau of Reclamation, PO BoxD-S, Denver, ColoradoUSA. to study renovation of secondary sewage effluent by groundwater recharge with rapid infiltration basins. For a de scription of the project and the results of the infiltration and hydrologie studies, ref erence is made to the companion paper, "Infiltration and Hydraulic Aspects of the Flushing Meadows Project," in this issue.

Experiments were conducted at a uniquely designed, field-situated test recharge basin facility through which s m/sup 3/ of sewage had been previously applied. Recharge at high infiltration rates (75 to cm/h) resulted in the movement of considerable numbers of seeded poliovirus to the groundwater.

Moderately reduced infiltration. EP DRV 03/72 Renovating Secondary Sewage by Ground Water Recharge with Infiltration Basins EP ELJ 03/72 Density Induced Mixing in Confined Aquifers EP ERU 12/71 Ground Water Pollution in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.

Conventional sewage treatment. Mechanized sewage treatment typically includes settling in a primary clarifier, followed by biological treatment and a secondary clarifier. Both clarifiers produce waste sludge requiring sewage sludge treatment and disposal. Activated sludge agitates a portion of the secondary clarifier sludge in the primary.

Groundwater recharge or deep drainage or deep percolation is a hydrologic process, where water moves downward from surface water to ge is the primary method through which water enters an process usually occurs in the vadose zone below plant roots and, is often expressed as a flux to the water table surface.

Groundwater recharge also encompasses water. pumpedto a series ofrecharge basins (seven basins, total acres) ordiverted to the experimentalbasin. The typical physical and chemical characteristics of the tertiary effluent and the renovated wastewater (i.e., groundwater beneath the recharge basin) are givenin Table 1.

The experimental facility used in this study, con-structed. Ballast water discharges by ships can have a negative impact on the marine environment. Cruise ships, large tankers, and bulk cargo carriers use a huge amount of ballast water, which is often taken on in the coastal waters in one region after ships discharge wastewater or unload cargo, and discharged at the next port of call, wherever more cargo is loaded.

Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household includes physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove these contaminants and produce environmentally safe treated wastewater (or treated effluent).A by-product of sewage treatment is usually a semi-solid waste or slurry, called sewage sludge, that has to undergo further.

groundwater recharge basins or in saturated soil columns. The sewage water was secondary effluent froman activated sludge plant and contained 8 to 10 mgof soluble organic carbon, 3 to 5 mgofsuspended solids, and by adding suspended solids to the basin to reduce the infiltration rate.

Reducing the infiltration rate by partially. Wastewater treatment is a process to convert wastewater - which is water no longer needed or suitable for its most recent use - into an effluent that can be either returned to the water cycle with minimal environmental issues or reused.

The latter is called water reclamation and implies avoidance of disposal by use of treated wastewater effluent for various purposes. Overview of soil infiltration. During rainfall, a saturated zone forms quickly at the soil surface as rainfall causes surface ponding. The wetting front advances downward into the soil as infiltration continues, causing an increase in the moisture content as a function of depth (Hillel, ).A transmission zone between the saturated zone and the wetting front conveys water deeper into the.

A secondary greywater reuse system Shower, bath & basin Laundry Toilet Reticulated sewage system Overflow to sewage system Storage tank & greywater treatment Underground drip irrigation Pump Sprinkler Groundwater Groundwater extracted from bores can be an important water source for domestic use.

Many urban areas occur over a suitable aquifer. groundwater recharge--inflow of water to a groundwater reservoir from the surface. Infiltration of precipitation and its movement to the water table is one form of natural recharge. Also, the volume of water added by this process.

groundwater, unconfined--water in an aquifer that has a water table that is exposed to the atmosphere. The most often used ponds in domestic wastewater treatment are the stabilization pond and facultative lagoon.

The stabilization pond is designed to be aerobic throughout its depth and the facultative lagoon will be anaerobic at the bottom and aerobic at the top. This article will examine the normal uses of each of these treatment ponds. Sustained high infiltration rates can be maintained if the suspended solids content of the effluent remains below 10 mg/liter (16).

The general quality of the secondary sewage effluent is shown in Table 2 and is described in detail by Bouwer et al. (4). The recharge basins are only flooded with secondar. sewage effluent. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 's two-year area-wide Water Quality Management Study for Pima County, Arizona, is discussed in terms of the specific problems of municipal wastewater effluent, industrial wastewater, urban stormwater runoff, land disposal of residual wastes, septic systems, and construction activities related to the City of Tucson urban area.

during rapid infiltration in secondary waste-water at the Phoenix 23rd Avenue Project. Water Research. Bouwer H. (). Issues in artificial recharge. Water Science and Technology. 33() Bouwer H. (). Ground water recharge design and renovating waste water.

En: Pro-ceedings of American Society of Civil Engine.Septic drain fields, also called leach fields or leach drains, are subsurface wastewater disposal facilities used to remove contaminants and impurities from the liquid that emerges after anaerobic digestion in a septic tank.

A septic tank, the septic drain field, and the associated piping compose a septic septic drain field is effective for disposal of organic materials readily.Artificial recharge: the addition of surface water to a groundwater reservoir by human activity, such as putting surface water into recharge basins (see groundwater recharge and recharge basin) B.

BMP (best management practice): an engineered structure or management activity, or combination of both, that eliminates or reduces adverse.

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