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Effectiveness of Suction Lysimeters in Determining Contaminant Transport Within Leaching Bed Systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Joy, Doug
dc.contributor.author Weaver, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-07T21:08:10Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-07T21:08:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-12
dc.date.created 2014-12-22
dc.date.issued 2015-01-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8679
dc.description.abstract The rising importance of groundwater as a useable water source has led to a greater emphasis on its potential for contamination, with leaching bed systems being one of the major sources of potential contaminants. Research was completed to determine the effectiveness of using suction lysimeters to determine if leaching beds are functioning as intended with respect to chemical contaminants (TKN, nitrate, nitrite) and biological contaminants (Escherichia coli). Results from lab and leaching bed experiments indicate that suction lysimeters can be used to successfully track chemical contaminants but cannot be successfully used for tracking biological contaminants. This research has demonstrated that suction lysimeters are a useful method for determining some aspects of the functionality of leaching bed systems. Further research on and development of suction lysimeters and leaching bed systems is needed to better understand of how to accurately track contamination from these systems. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, The University of Guelph en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject suction lysimeter en_US
dc.subject leaching bed en_US
dc.subject septic system en_US
dc.subject on-site system en_US
dc.subject E. coli en_US
dc.subject groundwater en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of Suction Lysimeters in Determining Contaminant Transport Within Leaching Bed Systems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US


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