Assessment of the Performance and Treatment Benefits of Primary Solids Microscreen Filtration with an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System

Onsite Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse is emerging as a potential solution to the water shortages, eroding distribution infrastructure, and energy intensive treatment processes that are a fixture of the modern city. However, existing onsite treatment technologies fail to compactly treat water to a high enough quality for urban reuse without increasing per capita treatment energy use. Primary filtration, the filtering of raw wastewater influent, is a promising technology for onsite treatment because organics in the wastewater have yet to degrade over a long sewer journey, leaving the suspended organics still intact and easy to remove physically. The objective of this research is to evaluate the performance of onsite microscreen filtration by sampling wastewater from a local ECO-TEK onsite treatment facility and performing a comparative treatment study at bench-scale. TO BE CONT'D

James Roberts
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ryan Ziels
British Columbia
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