FIELD AND LABORATORY EVALUATION OF ROADSIDE PARK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS, FINAL REPORT

The research effort involved a two year study of field and laboratory evaluation of Roadside Park wastewater systems. Eleven roadside parks were studied in 1975 consisting of extended aeration systems and 4 roadside parks in 1976 whose treatment mode was extended aeration and tertiary sand filtration. While both treatment modes provide adequate removal of BOD, SS, and nitrification, the system coupled with tertiary treatment gave consistently better results during periods of high flow. Both systems provide nitrification and complete removal of organic-nitrogen when proper operation and maintenance is provided. Treatment efficiencies of 95 percent were obtained for BOD, SS, NH4 and TKN. Water usage was measured and recorded throughout the test period and the variability determined. Two of the roadside parks were 50 percent of their design capacity during the test period. Part 2 includes a study of the rotating biological disc process as a treatment method for wastewaters of roadside parks. The important features are low energy requirement and a lower capital investment cost over conventional modes. The RBD would require housing for protection from inclement weather. Should tertiary treatment prove unnecessary with the RBD, the cost-benefit will be enhanced. Part 3 contains a study of land application of treated wastewater on land areas. The conclusion indicates land application would not be suitable nor desirable treatment mode at roadside parks in the State of Ohio. Climatic conditions and storage of wastewater during inclement weather require purchase of additional land from neighboring properties make this method of treatment costly and impractical. Part 4 includes water usage data obtained for the 15 roadside parks during the test period. Frequency distribution of water usage is documented. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation. Study conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Akron

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Akron, OH  USA  44325-3905
  • Authors:
    • Manos, G P
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-OH-77-01 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: State Job 14292(0)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM