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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Center for Environmental Research Information in Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English


  • Sewage disposal -- United States,
  • Septic tanks -- United States

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ContributionsMunicipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Center for Environmental Research Information (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 300 p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14270133M

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Independent septage treatment plants are the most costly of the three categories, and mu- nicipalities generally consider them only if the first two options are not technically or economically feasible. (Sec- tion provides guidelines for selecting an appropriate septage treatment and disposal option.) Septage Characteristics. Presents practical information on the handling, treatment, & disposal of septage in a concise, recommendations-oriented format for use by administrators of waste management programs, septage haulers, & managers or operators of septage handling facilities. Does not provide detailed engineering design information. SeptageÓ is the material removed from a septic tank by pumping. Guide to septage treatment and disposal. Cincinnati, Ohio: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development: Center for Environmental Research Information, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource. Treatment at independent septage treatment plants Advantages and disadvantages of these options are pre- sented in Table Each alternative is discussed in further detail in Section through Section Land application of septage, the most common means of septage disposal .

In , EPA released the Guide to Septage Treatment and Disposal report which provides practical information regarding the handling, treatment and disposal of septage for waste management programs, septage haulers, and operators of septage handling facilities. You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. Disposal of septage at a wastewater treatment plant is a good environmental protection practice but can cause problems for the plant. Septage is a high strength waste and can overload a treatment plant if too much is discharged in too short a time. This is especially a problem at small treatment plants. To. “Septage” is the liquid and solid material that is pumped from a septic tank, cesspool, or such onsite treatment facility after it has accumulated over a period of time. Usually, septic tank retains 60% - 70% of the solids, oil, and grease that enter it. The scum accumulates on the top and the sludge settles to. (g) “septage treatment” means a treatment process that prepares the septage for final disposal or reuse by stabilizing the septage; (h) “septic tank cleaner” means a person who is engaged in emptying and disposing of the contents of a cesspool, a septic tank, a portable toilet, a holding tank or a.

CONTENTS (continued) Chapter Page 5 LAND DISPOSAL Introduction 70 Raw Septage versus Septage Residuals (Sludge) 70 Disposal Options 72 Project Development 79 Management, Operations, and Monitoring References 6 CO-TREATMENT OF SEPTAGE AND SEWAGE Introduction ' Feasibility of Co-Treatment Modes of Septage Addition Co-Treatment . Septage treatment and disposal facilities are either pri- vately or publicly owned. Larger municipalities often have the technical and managerial capabilities necessary to exer- cise full control over septage handling, treatment, and disposal. Other municipalities are attracted to privately owned systems because these systems relieve municipali. Structure of book and brief description of contents References 2. Faecal sludge and septage treatment in context Faecal sludge and septage treatment as part of the sanitation chain Options for faecal sludge and septage disposal Private and public needs and the importance of demand Legislation. Treatment and disposal of domestic septage is governed by the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) Part Municipalities can also establish local regulations for septag e handling, treatment, and disposal in addition to the federal and state regulations. There are several approaches to septage treatment and disposal which include.