NE2045: Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Assessing the Impact of Soil Variability and Climate Change

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports

03/13/2021

University of Georgia (UGA)

Capps, K. A., Bateman McDonald, J. M., Gaur, N., & Parsons, R. (2020). Assessing the Socio-Environmental Risk of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems to Inform Management Decisions. Environ Sci Technol, 54(23), 14843-14853. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c03909

 

Fox, J., Batzer, D., Franklin, D., & Hawkins, G. (2020). Using macroinvertebrates as indicators of septic system density: an initial review. In National Onsite Wastewater and Recycling Association (NOWRA) annual Meeting. Virtual: NOWRA. Retrieved from http://www.nowra.org/.  November 16, 2020. 

 

Ohio State University (OSU)

Conroy, KM, F Chen, OH Tuovinen and KM Mancl. 2020. Effect of sodium chloride concentration on removal of chemical oxygen demand and ammonia from turkey processing wastewater in sand bioreactors. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 36(1):33-37. doi.org/10.13031/aea.13632

Mancl, K. 2020. Household Water Use.  AEX 420. Ohio State University Extension. AEX-420.  https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-420

Liu, K, E Park, KM Mancl, J Lee and OH Tuovinen. 2020. Batch UV disinfection for small flow onsite wastewater treatment. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 36(5):717-725. doi.org/10.13031/aea.13398

Guo, YT, K Mancl, and R Moore. 2020. Water quality trading mechanisms enhances willingness to upgrade rural household septic systems in the western Lake Erie basin, northwest Ohio. Journal of Environmental Health. 82(6):8-15.

 

 

University of Minnesota (UMN)

Overbo, A., Heger. S., and Gulliver, J.  2020.  Evaluation of Chloride Contributions from Major Point and Nonpoint Sources in a Norther U.S. State.  Science of the Total Environment 764 (144179).

Heger, S. and S. Larson  2019.  Assessment of a Minnesota Residential Septic System Affected by Home Hemodialysis.  https://septic.umn.edu/sites/septic.umn.edu/files/report_final_kidney.pdf

Larson, S. and S. Heger.  2020.  Wastewater Characteristics Analysis of Coffee and Soda Products.  Water Resource Center available online at:  https://septic.umn.edu/sites/septic.umn.edu/files/coffee_soda_report_final.pdf

Larson, S. and S. Heger.  2020. Analysis of Recreation Vehicle Holding Tank Treatment Products.  2020.  Water Resources Center available online at:  https://septic.umn.edu/sites/septic.umn.edu/files/dnr_report_final_approved.pdf

Heger, S. and S. Larson  2019.  Wastewater Treatment Assessment at Two Minnesota State Parks.  https://septic.umn.edu/sites/septic.umn.edu/files/dnr_report_final_approved.pdf.

 

University of Rhode Island (URI)

Wigginton, S. K., and J. A. Amador. 2020. Soil: Microbial Ecology. In Landscape and Land Capacity, 2nd ed. (Y.Q. Wang, Ed.) CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Ross, B. N, S. K. Wigginton, A. H. Cox, G. W. Loomis, and J. A. Amador. 2020. Influence of season, occupancy pattern, and technology on structure and composition of nitrifying and denitrifying bacterial communities in advanced nitrogen-removal onsite wastewater treatment systems. Water 12:2413

Ross, B. N., K. P. Hoyt, G. W. Loomis, and J. A. Amador. 2020. Effectiveness of advanced nitrogen-removal onsite wastewater treatment systems in a New England coastal community. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 231(11): 1-10.

Ross, B. N., B. V. Lancellotti, E. Q. Brannon, G. W. Loomis,  and J. A. Amador. 2020. Greenhouse gas emissions from advanced nitrogen-removal onsite wastewater treatment systems.  Science of the Total Environment https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140399

Wigginton, S. K, G. W. Loomis, and J. A. Amador. 2020. Greenhouse gas emissions from lignocellulose-amended soil treatment areas for removal of nitrogen from wastewater. Science of the Total Environment https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140936

Wigginton, S. K., E. Q. Brannon, P. J. Kearns , B. V. Lancellotti, A. Cox*, S. Moseman-Valtierra, G. W. Loomis, and J. A. Amador. 2020. Nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities in centralized and decentralized biological nitrogen removing wastewater treatment systems. Water 12, 1688.

Cox, A. H., S. K. Wigginton, and J. A. Amador. 2020. Structure of greenhouse gas- consuming microbial communities in surface soils of a nitrogen-removing experimental drainfield. Science of the Total Environment https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140362

Cox, A. H., D. Surabian, G. W. Loomis, J. D. Turenne, and J. A. Amador. 2020. Temporal variability in the vertical separation distance of septic system drainfields along the southern Rhode Island coast. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 231, 107. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-020-04488-z

Cox, A. H., M. Dowling, G. W. Loomis, S. E. Engelhart, and J. A. Amador. 2020. Geospatial modeling suggests threats from stormy seas to Rhode Island’s coastal septic systems. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment 6(3) https://doi.org/10.1061/JSWBAY.0000917

Anderson, F. L., J. A. Cooper, and J. A. Amador. 2019. Laboratory-scale evaluation of the effects of water-filled pore space on emissions of CO2, CH4, N2O, and N2 from soil-based wastewater treatment. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 230:245.

Wigginton, S.K. 2020.  NITROGEN-REMOVING WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS: MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Rhode Island.  https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/oa_diss/1165/

Cox, A. H. 2020. Coastal New England septic system drainfields: groundwater table and greenhouse gas cycling dynamics. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Rhode Island https://doi.org/10.23860/diss-cox-alissa-2020

 

Rutgers University

Porter, A.W., S. J. Wolfson, L. Y. Young. 2020. Pharmaceutical transforming microbes from wastewater and natural environments can colonize microplastics. AIMS Environmental Science.7(1):99-116. DOI: 10.3934/environsci.2020006

 

Porter, A.W., S. J. Wolfson, M. Häggblom, and L. Y. Young. 2020.  Microbial transformation of widely used pharmaceutical and personal care product compounds [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000 Research. 9 (F1000 Faculty Rev):130. DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.21827.1

12/20/2021

University of Georgia (UGA)

Publications:

Capps, K., Gaur, N, Callahan, T., Orrego, A., Bloyer, D., Higgs, K., and Johnson, D. 2021. Disparities between the demand for on-site wastewater treatment systems and treatment options for septage. EST Water 1:2251-2258.

Presentations:

Capps, K. 2021: Piled high and getting deeper: imbalances in the demand for septic systems and the ability to treat septage. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. Online. May 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mSsR-qGK0c

Capps, K., 2021. Engagement of individual stakeholders enhances understanding of community water infrastructure. Georgia Water Resources Conference. Online. Oral Presentation. March 22-23, 2021.

Connelly, K., Gaur, N., McDonald, J., Capps, K. Assessing relationships between patterns of septic tank maintenance and environmental variables in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. Online. May 2021

Scott, C., Capps, K., Gaur, N., Gordon, J. and Abney, R. Characteristics of septic leach field soils impact on urban tree health. SSSA Annual Meetings, Salt Lake City, UT. Nov 2021.

University of Minnesota (UMN)

Heger, S. and S. Larson  2021.  Contaminants of Emerging Concern - Septic System and Private Well Education and Well Testing.  https://septic.umn.edu/sites/septic.umn.edu/files/mdh_umn_well_and_septic_report_2021_1.pdf

Koski, B. and S. Heger 2021.  MnDOT Truck Wash Water Reuse for Brine Production.  https://septic.umn.edu/sites/septic.umn.edu/files/umn_brine_reuse_report_final.pdf

Michigan State University (MSU)

Hauda, J. K., Safferman, S. I., & Ghane, E. (2020). Adsorption Media for the Removal of Soluble Phosphorus from Subsurface Drainage Water. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17(20), 7693. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207693.

Ohio State University (OSU)

Conroy, K and K Mancl. 2021. Treatment of seawater salinity sewage with intermittent sand bioreactors. Water Science and Technology. DOI 10.2166/wst.2021.423

  • Ding, G, K Mancl, J Lee and OH Tuovinen. 2021. Bacterial movement in subsurface soil during winter irrigation of reclaimed wastewater. Sustainability. 13:1-10. Doi.org/10.3390/su13179594
  • Mancl. K, T De Victoria and B Slater. 2021. Online training for soil and site evaluation. Proceedings National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association Conference. San Marcos, TX Oct. 19, 2021. 7 pages. https://www.nowra.org/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/Paper_Mancl_NOWRA2021_Online_training.pdf
  • Mancl, K. and R. Kopp. 2021. Low-cost treatment of food processing wastewater. OSU Extension Fact Sheet AEX-771. The Ohio State University. 7 pages. https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-771

University of South Florida (USF)

Presentations:

Ergas, S.J. (2021) Passive Onsite Wastewater Nutrient Removal, Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) West Coast Annual Roundtable Luncheon, Tampa, FL, April 29, 2021.

Publications:

Mohammed, J., Nachabe, M., Ergas, S.J. (2021) Impact of the Removal of Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) on Surface Water Quality, Final Report to Florida Department of Health, Nov. 21, 2021.

Mohammed, J. (2021) An Assessment of Nutrient Improvement in Surface Water Due to the Conversion of Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems to Sewerage, MS Thesis, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida. 

Mohammed, J., Ergas, S.J., Nachabe, M. (2021) Assessment of Water Quality Improvement from Septic to Sewerage Conversions, Florida Water Resources Journal, in review. 

Delgado, D.A. (2021) Passive Nitrifying Biofilters for Onsite Treatment of Saline Domestic Wastewater, MS Thesis, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida. 

University of Rhode Island (URI)

Cox, A.H. & G. W. Loomis. (2021). “Silver linings of the COVID era: structured rotating small-group approach improved engagement in outdoor technical education.” Manuscript in review at Journal of Extension.

Ergas, S., J. Amador, T. Boyer, and E. Friedler. 2021. Special Collection Announcement: Onsite and Decentralized Wastewater Management Systems. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment 7 (3) 02021001.

Görres, J. H., and J. A. Amador. 2021. Fauna. In Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology, 3rd ed. (T. J. Gentry et al., Eds.), p. 181-212. Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Ross, B. N., K. P. Hoyt, G. W. Loomis, and J. A. Amador. 2020. Effectiveness of advanced nitrogen-removal onsite wastewater treatment systems in a New England coastal community. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 231(11): 1-10.

Wigginton, S., J. Amador, B. Baumgaertel, G. Loomis, and G. Heufelder. 2021. Mesocosm- and field-scale evaluation of lignocellulose-amended soil treatment areas for removal of nitrogen from wastewater. Water 13 (15), 2137 https://doi.org/10.3390/w13152137 

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