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An investigation into the performance of highly permeable subsoils and reed bed treatment systems in treating domestic wastewater in Ireland
O'Luanaigh, Niall
THESIS 8807 In Ireland, domestic wastewater from over one-third of the population, or approximately 400,000 dwellings, is treated by on-site systems. Given that over 25% of all water supplies in the country is currently provided by groundwater, it is critical to protect this resource from contamination since the percolate released from on-site wastewater treatment systems enters the underlying groundwater which can, in turn, migrate under natural gradients toward points of exposure for receptors of concern, e.g. humans and drinking water supplies. Ireland?s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published recommendations aimed at defining subsoil conditions that will provide an acceptable level of treatment for on-site wastewater in order to protect such groundwater resources from contamination. One of the crucial elements of this risk assessment approach is the percolation test.
Keyword(s): Civil Engineering, Ph.D.; Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin
Publication Date:
2009
Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Niall O'Luanaigh, 'An investigation into the performance of highly permeable subsoils and reed bed treatment systems in treating domestic wastewater in Ireland', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2009, pp 687
Publisher(s): Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Supervisor(s): Gill, Laurence
First Indexed: 2017-01-04 06:23:15 Last Updated: 2019-10-04 06:37:58