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  1. Septage Management in Ohio

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/12/waste-management/septage-management-ohio

    About 100 million gallons of septage is pumped from septic tanks in Ohio each year. The organic matter within septage can be used as a soil conditioner following treatment. New regulations by the U.S. EPA cover the safe use and disposal of septage.  To pu ...

  2. Manure to Energy Through Anaerobic Digestion

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/12/waste-management/manure-energy-through-anaerobic-digestion

    Through anaerobic digestion, manure can transform into biogas. Biogas can be used for heating, lighting, electricity generation, and cooking. Anaerobic digestion is a two-step process. First, an acidogenic bacterium breaks down the organic matter. This pr ...

  3. General Public Awareness of Sources of Radiation in Their Environment

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/169

    In 1992, 879 interviews were conducted to determine awareness and knowledge of sources of radiation. Nearly 50% of those surveyed have heard about disposal of low level radioactive waste. Knowledge of radiation from bricks, smoke detectors, and flying in ...

  4. Environmental Literacy of Ohio Adults

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/168

    This study surveyed 504 Ohio adults on how well they understood how natural systems and human social systems interact. Results show that Ohio adults appear to undersand biogeography, earth as a biosphere, ecological energetics, and carrying capacity. Howe ...

  5. Co-Teaching an Engineering Class with an Agricultural Technology Management Class on the Topic of Waste and Wastewater Treatment

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/167

    Engineering and non-engineering students are able to take a multidisciplinary course in engineering and technology managment. Working together on a team project, non-engineering students were in charge of the technology and operations portion while the en ...

  6. Demonstrating Manure Spreader Calibration at Field Days

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/166

    Farmers were shown how to calibrate a manure spreader during a field day. Most of the participants estimated application rates either too high or too low. 50% of farmers surveyed estimated an application rate that was one-half of what was actually needed. ...

  7. Culture of Water Pollution Control in Rural China

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/165

    For centuries, China recycled human and animal waste. Recently China started viewing manure as waste that must be managed and disposed of properly. This switch from viewing manure as a resource to to viewing it as waste has caused water pollution issues. ...

  8. Mentoring East Asian Women Scientists and Engineers

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/164

    It is important that senior faculty mentor new and probationary faculty to ensure sucess. This study looks specifically at East Asia women. These women have unique challenges that mentors must face. Results show that East Asia women prefer mentors that ar ...

  9. Educating Rural Community Leaders in Wastewater Treatment Alternatives

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/129

    Wastewater treatment systems can be costly for rural communities. A workshop was conducted to teach about wastewater treatment alternatives. Click here to view the abstract and purchase the full text. ...

  10. Educating the Rural Public About Safe Drinking Water

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/128

    40 safe drinking water clinics help serve over 3000 rural homeowners in Ohio. Click here to view the abstract and purchase the full text. ...

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