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Title: Development of a rational design procedure for overland flow systems
Authors: Martel, Courtland James.
Jenkins, Thomas F.
Diener, C. J. (Carl J.)
Butler, Patricia L.
Keywords: Design
Overland flow
Sewage treatment
Issue Date: Feb-1982
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 82-2.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: This report describes the development of a new design procedure for overland flow systems that is based on hydraulic detention time, a familiar concept in wastewater treatment process design. A two-year study was conducted at Hanover, New Hampshire, on a full-scale overland flow site to obtain performance data in relation to detention time. Kinetic relationships were developed for removal of biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonia, and total phosphorus. Also, an empirical relationship was developed to predict hydraulic detention time as a function of application rate, terrace length, and slope. These relationships were validated using published data from other systems. An example of how to use the new procedure and a comparison with the conventional design approach is included. A major advantage of the new procedure, which should significantly reduce site preparation costs, is that it allows overland flow systems to be designed for a wide range of site conditions as long as detention time requirements are met.
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