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Title: Documentation of soil characteristics and climatology during five years of wastewater application to CRREL test cells
Authors: Iskandar, I. K. (Iskandar Karam), 1938-
Quarry, Steven T.
Bates, Roy E.
Ingersoll, Jonathan E.
Keywords: Waste management
Waste water
Water quality
Water treatment
Waste disposal
Soil chemistry
Sewage disposal
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 79-23.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: The purpose of this data report was to document information gathered during the past five years on a field study on slow infiltration land treatment of wastewater. Emphasis was focused on presenting actual data as well as detailed descriptions of the methods used. Very little discussion is included. The report is divided into two main sections. Section I deals with physical properties of the two soils used and the changes in soil chemical characteristics during the five years of investigation. The physical properties of the soil are those most important in controlling the rate of water movement in soils such as saturated and unsaturated soil hydraulic conductivity, particle size distribution, bulk density, void ratio, available water and specific gravity. The chemical characteristics of the·soil that are of potential importance in assessing the short and long-term effects of wastewater application on land include: free iron oxides, organic carbon, organic nitrogen, pH, conductivity, cation exchange capacity, exchangeable cations, total and extractable phosphorus, and total and extractable heavy metals. Section II summarizes climatic conditions at the CRREL site in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the changes that occurred during the period 1974 to 1978. Climatic parameters include temperature, precipitation, wind speed, and soil temperature at depth. It is hoped that the data could be used by other workers for model validation; however, proper citation of the source of the data must be included. Further information may be obtained by writing to the authors.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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