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Title: Site selection methodology for the land treatment of wastewater
Authors: Cornell University. Department of Agricultural Engineering.
Ryan, John R.
Loehr, Raymond C.
Keywords: Land treatment
Waste water
Sewage disposal
Site selection
Waste disposal
Land reclamation
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.)) ; 81-28.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: A methodology is presented that covers facets of site selection from preliminary screening to field data acquisition for the preparation of a final design for a land treatment system. The basic assumption underlying the methodology is an approach to site selection in which the entire study area is investigated for potential sites while considering the whole spectrum of land treatment processes. Due to the extensive nature of such a study, several iterations are required to determine the most feasible site and land treatment alternatives. The methodology is presented in three parts. Level I defines the technical feasibility of implementing land treatment for a particular wastewater problem. The boundaries of the study area are defined and available land areas are rated for their suitability for land treatment based on topography, land use, hydrogeology and soil characteristics. A preliminary design for each suitable level I site candidate is prepared in the level II site analysis. The design is based on an evaluation of soil/waste interactions that considers responses to limiting soil conditions. A cost-effectiveness evaluation of waste treatment alternatives and site candidates is developed in level II. The most cost-effective site candidate is then selected for intensive level III field investigations. Data acquired in the level III field investigations will determine the design requirements of the land treatment system.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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