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Seasonally loaded waste stabilisation ponds: a novel application for intermittent discharge

Seasonally loaded waste stabilisation ponds: a novel application for intermittent discharge
Seasonally loaded waste stabilisation ponds: a novel application for intermittent discharge
This research examined the use of a single facultative pond for treatment of an intermittent discharge from a UK campsite. The system was monitored over an 11-month period to determine the optimum time for discharge in terms of quality standards. The results showed that based on organic strength, discharge was possible in winter between November and March but February was the optimum to meet nutrient and suspended solids requirements. The pond showed rapid acclimatisation to the influent wastewater, with biochemical oxygen demand removal rates during the filling period of around 60 kg ha?1 day?1 and removal efficiencies of ?95% after maturation. The system proved simple to operate. A major design factor is the requirement for storage of net incoming precipitation, which may provide dilution of residual pollutants but requires additional system capacity.

intermittent discharge, oxygen production, seasonal loading, waste stabilisation ponds
0273-1223
1893-1899
Whalley, C.P.
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Heaven, S.
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Banks, C.J.
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Salter, A.M.
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Whalley, C.P.
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Heaven, S.
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Banks, C.J.
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Salter, A.M.
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Whalley, C.P., Heaven, S., Banks, C.J. and Salter, A.M. (2012) Seasonally loaded waste stabilisation ponds: a novel application for intermittent discharge. Water Science & Technology, 66 (9), 1893-1899. (doi:10.2166/wst.2012.397).

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This research examined the use of a single facultative pond for treatment of an intermittent discharge from a UK campsite. The system was monitored over an 11-month period to determine the optimum time for discharge in terms of quality standards. The results showed that based on organic strength, discharge was possible in winter between November and March but February was the optimum to meet nutrient and suspended solids requirements. The pond showed rapid acclimatisation to the influent wastewater, with biochemical oxygen demand removal rates during the filling period of around 60 kg ha?1 day?1 and removal efficiencies of ?95% after maturation. The system proved simple to operate. A major design factor is the requirement for storage of net incoming precipitation, which may provide dilution of residual pollutants but requires additional system capacity.

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Published date: 2012
Keywords: intermittent discharge, oxygen production, seasonal loading, waste stabilisation ponds
Organisations: Centre for Environmental Science

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Local EPrints ID: 342475
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342475
ISSN: 0273-1223
PURE UUID: 23938556-f4d6-4492-bab5-ddcc672bbb60
ORCID for S. Heaven: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7798-4683

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Date deposited: 03 Sep 2012 09:13
Last modified: 17 Mar 2020 01:25

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