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Co-treatment of septage in a municipal sewage treatment pond system

Kurup, B., Kurup, R., Mathew, K. and Ho, G. (2002) Co-treatment of septage in a municipal sewage treatment pond system. Water Science & Technology, 46 (9). pp. 315-321.

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This paper deals with the characteristics and treatment options of septage. The objective of the paper is to evaluate the effects of co-treatment of 50 MLD of septage in a sewage treatment pond system. The treatment efficiency of the pond system for BOD5 and Fecal Coliform (FC) has been estimated using a first order kinetics model. The model has predicted that the treatment pond system has a maximum capacity of 8.5 MLD and will have a reserve of 28.3% of its total capacity even after the proposed addition of 50 MLD of septage. Separation of oil and grease from septage prior to discharge into the pond system is recommended.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: International Water Association Publishing
Copyright: 2002 IWA Publishing
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