Advanced Waste Treatment Investmentsby George K. Young, (M.ASCE), Pres.; GKY & Assocs., Inc., Alexandria, Va.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 4, Pg. 681-694
Document Type: Journal Paper
This paper analyzes waste discharges for low flow design situations. The focus of the analysis is a national concern: How much investment in advanced waste treatment should be made to protect streams having little or no flow to dilute waste waters? A hypothetical waste discharge of 10 mgd is the focal point of the study. At a per capita use of 100 gpd, the site would represent a city of 100,000 people. The paper presents a dest top methodology for making wasteload allocations which is simple and direct. Also presented are the costs of treatment for a 10-mgd plant developed using planning estimates. Given the technological relationships and the costs, the paper analyzes several scenarios to consider various planning and policy options.
Subject Headings: Waste treatment | Investments | Wastewater treatment | Water flow | Low flow | Dilution | Rivers and streams
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