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Use of Biomass Residues as Low-Cost and Viable Alternative Solution of Wastewater Treatment System Design of a Septic Vault

Researcher: Ferdinand H. Marcos

Graduate Degree: MEP-CE


This research study aims to solve sanitation problems and environmental pollution due to the contamination of groundwater using a low cost system, which consists of digestive and leaching chambers having infiltrators by the use of biomass residues (e.g., rice hull, coal, waste wood and coconut coir dust).

The researcher discussed the properties and the components of these biomass residues which are capable of removing wastewater pollutants. Design and construction of this environment-friendly septic vault is also being properly presented. Related literature and studies has also been used and presented for correlation.