Hybrid Biological System for Onsite Wastewater Treatment

Domestic/municipal wastewaters in rural areas are often treated using septic tank systems which are often not very efficient. Because of this, effluent from septic systems often pollutes rivers, lakes and groundwater. To address this, Stantec, along with Ecowork of Japan, is interested in evaluating an innovative septic system for Essex, Ontario, where a pilot unit will be set up and run for 12 months. All important pollution parameters will be evaluated and the process and design parameters will be optimized. Information on the needed modification necessary to enhance performance under local climatic conditions while meeting local regulations will be collected.

Saileshkumar Singh
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Nihar Biswas