Can a paper-based device trace COVID-19 sources with wastewater-based epidemiology?

That’s the question explored by Kang Mao, Hua Zhang, and Zhugen Yang in this paper, published in March of this year. Paper analytical devices are easy to stack, store, and transport because they are thin and lightweight, and since they [Read More]

Phosphorus Removal and Carbon Dioxide Capture in a Pilot Conventional Septic System Upgraded with a Sidestream Steel Slag Filter

This research paper, published in January of 2020, discusses the difference between a septic system and one upgraded to include a steel slag filter used in recirculation mode. Including a steel slag filter could be a good option when [Read More]

What Have You Found in a Septic Tank?

All manner of things have been found in or rescued from septic systems. Engagement rings, watches and dentures are certainly common. Fire fighters rescued a woman from her septic tank in May. And earlier this year an elephant was rescued [Read More]

Did you know?

Did you hear about the elephant rescued from a septic tank in China? Or the senior in Indiana who fell into her septic tank and was rescued by the fire department? Did you know that people dying from cleaning sewers [Read More]

Sewage Troubles in Lowndes County, Alabama

Residents of Alabama’s Lowndes County, have been coping with basic sewage problems for decades. A good deal of the properties are too rural to be hooked up to city sewers, and therefore rely on septic systems, but these systems have [Read More]