The Test Center lets users test treatment technologies with real wastewater.
We monitor over 3,000 I/A systems to verify nutrient removal performance.
MASSTC is engaged in a wide array of projects!
Onsite Septic systems range from the simple to the complex.
The goal of this project is simple: to identify plant species that grow well in treated wastewater, and to inspire a different line of thinking when it comes to what we do with our waste.
This project endeavored to develop and conduct a protocol to test products that purportedly extend the “life” of a soil absorption system and restore lost hydraulic function.
Our quasi-floating constructed wetlands is a project made from wingdings and thingamabobs we had laying around, along with some plants which were removed from out other constructed wetland to make room for another wetlands project.
“Big Layer Cake” is an example of a saturated layered system. Saturation is maintained in the sand/sawdust layer to promote anoxic (no/low oxygen) conditions.
The “silt system” was derived from a modification of the work of Dr. Will Robertson and others from the University of Waterloo.