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EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge

The EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge seeks to spur market development of an accurate and precise low-cost sensor to measure nitrogen compounds in wastewaters associated with onsite septic systems.

Phosphorus Removal in Onsite Septic Systems

Three efforts were conducted to summarize the state of the art regarding phosphorus management from onsite septic systems and make recommendations for further research.

Falmouth Ecotoilet Project

As part of an overall wastewater management strategy, the Town of Falmouth has investigated the efficacy of diversion toilets or “eco-toilets” for the management of nutrient.

CEC Removal in Selected Onsite Systems

A preliminary survey was conducted to determine the efficacy of selected advanced onsite septic systems for the removal of selected pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs).

CEC Removal in Drip Dispersal

A preliminary investigation regarding the removal of selected Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) by shallow soils-based onsite septic system technologies

Small Scale Projects

Waste No Water Gardens

The Layer Cake Project

What is a Layer Cake System?? The first question on everyone’s mind when learning about the “Layer Cake” Project is…

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Woodchip Columns

Sand Columns

Our 24’x36′ greenhouse is set up with locations for up to nine separate small-scale soil column experiments. At present we are utilizing six locations, with plans to expand to the full nine.