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Septic Tank Design & Advanced Oxidation

  1. May 30, 2007 #1
    Hi All,

    I'm a student trainee at the public utilities at where I live. I have been given a task to find information about septic tank design and advanced oxidation. I have exhausted all resources at my library and also the online library. I searched online and found the same redundant information. Do any of you have any sort of resources that Google and other search engines may not go through?

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  3. May 31, 2007 #2
    anybody? bump =)
  4. May 31, 2007 #3


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    I'm not ignoring you; I simply have absolutely no knowledge of this subject. There is undoubtably at least one member who does, but might not have seen this thread yet.
  5. Jun 1, 2007 #4


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    You're being a bit vague with your question. In my area, septic tanks are usually cement tanks. Some people may have metal tanks though. I am not sure as to the breakdown. I am also not quite sure where you get the term "advanced oxidation." Is this part of a homework assignment? Can you post more information on what is required?
  6. Jun 1, 2007 #5
    Extremely basic:

    http://www.inspect-ny.com/septbook.htm" [Broken]

    A little more informative:

    http://www.fcs.uga.edu/pubs/current/C819-2.html" [Broken]

    Not sure what you've seen already. I hope these help.

    Maybe a little more:

    http://www.cet.nau.edu/Projects/WDP/resources/treatmentsyst/Septic.htm" [Broken]
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  7. Jun 2, 2007 #6
    Thank you all for the responses.

    Artman, I think I skimmed through those from Google, but thanks. =)

    FredGarvin, sorry, I guess I was pretty vague. I think my question is septic design applied to wastewater treatment facilities. This was an assignment given to me by my supervisor to research. I would like to know more about how it could be implemented into a wastewater facility and also how it should be designed for individual households for an urban environment.

    I have not taken any classes on environmental engineering or environmental studies, so I apologize ahead of time for honestly, not knowing ANYTHING. lol please bear with me as I'm trying to learn more about this as soon as possible.


  8. Jun 8, 2007 #7


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    What are you exactly looking for mrmotobiker?

    The proccess in a simple septic tank system consists of a septic tank (anaerobic descomposition here) and infiltration system which can be a filtrating well or a field of infiltration.

    If you have any more questions i've got a couple of books on the subject. Let me know.
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