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  1. Development of a Metric to Test Group Differences on Ecological Knowledge as One Component of Environmental Literacy

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/123

    This article describes how to use a survey instrument to measure ecological knowledge, just one part of environmental literacy, of a diverse group of citizens.   ...

  2. Pretreatment of Turkey Fat in Wastewater in Sand Bioreactors

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/136

    Due to slow decomposition, typically fat, oil, and grease in wastewater is hard to treat. In this study, two types of sand bioreactors were set up to treat the wastewater. One set had varying depth of coarse sand while the other had varying depth of pea g ...

  3. Farmstead Aesthetics as a Part of Livestock Facilities Planning

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/122

    Using four principles (openness, ordered/natural, productive, and in concert with nature) farm families can plan more easily. Readers learn how to describe the farmstead from an outside prospective. For full text, visit the OSU library. ...

  4. Circuit Riding for Managing Small Community Sewage Systems

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/161

    Due to cost, many small communities have operators that manage wastewater systems inadequately, which can affect the systems performance. In Indiana County, PA, two operators rotate through eight plants. Although the systems get more attention, effluent r ...

  5. Intermittent Sand Filtration for Domestic Wastewater Treatment: Effects of Filter Depth and Hydraulic Parameters

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/159

    The complex variables that affect the sand filter systems performance are not yet fully understood. An experiment was conducted to examine the effects of media depth, hydraulic conductivity, and infiltration rate on the performance of sand filter systems. ...

  6. Empirical Models for Effectiveness of Single Pass Sand Filters for Wastewater Treatment

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/158

    Two empirical models for effectiveness of single pass sand filters for wastewater treatment were developed. Sand size and depth were found to be the two most important factors when it comes to the performance of the sand filters. ...

  7. Onsite Wastewater Management: A Model for Success

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/157

    An expert panel identified elements for success in wastewater management. Two important elements are forming and sustaining a management entity. ...

  8. Twenty Years of Success in Septic System Management

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/156

    Since 1980, the amount of homes has doubled around Lake Panorama. Inspections of wastewater systems began in 1986. The malfunction rate is only 1%.  ...

  9. Water Augmentation Through Onsite Wastewater Management

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/155

    In 1972, the Colorado legislature allowed for water augmentation plans. Augmentation plans can be used to maximize the use of water. The Crystal Lakes Development Company developed the first water augmentation plan. In 1974, water was limited for benefici ...

  10. Model for Success in Onsite Wastewater Managment

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/154

    A panel of experts discusses the elements for success in onsite wastewater management. It was recommended to be creative, empathic, and dependable. ...

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