Sewage treatment

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For Reference

P. F. Cooper, "Historical aspects of wastewater treatment" in Decentralised Sanitation and Reuse: Concepts, Systems and Implementation, IWA Publishing.

For Reference

H. Seeger, The history of German waste water treatment

George E. Waring, Jr., "Village Sanitary Work," Scribner's Monthly, Vol. XIV, No. 2 (June 1877), pp. 176-187. Courtesy of The Making of America Digital Collection, Cornell University Library.

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Samuel M. Gray, Proposed Plan for a Sewerage System, and for the Disposal of the Sewage of the City of Providence (Providence: Providence Press Company, Printers to the City, 1884), Appendix A, pp. 3-116 and Plates I - XVI and XXIII.

Table of Contents
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J. S. Billings, M.D., "Sewage Disposal in Cities," Harper's Magazine, Volume 71, Issue 424 (Sept. 1885), pp. 577-584.

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"The Use of Sewage for Irrigation in the West," Engineering News and American Railway Journal, Volume XXIX (January-June 1893), pp. 1-15 (not original page numbers - document is scanned into modern type).

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W. P. Hardesty, "The Salt Lake City Intercepting and Outfall Sewer," Engineering News and American Railway Journal, 4 January 1894, p. 2.

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"The Sewers and Sewage Farms of Berlin," Engineering News and American Railway Journal, Volume XXXVI, No. 9 (27 Aug. 1896), pp. 139-141.

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"Outfall Sewer and Sewage Farm at Salt Lake City, Utah," Engineering News and American Railway Journal, Volume XXXVII, No. 11 (18 March 1897), pp. 166-167.

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"Converting Portions of the Los Angeles Outfall Sewer into a Septic Tank," Engineering News and American Railway Journal, Volume XLIV, No. 19 (8 Nov. 1900), pp. 317-318.

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"Table Showing Data (for the Fiscal Year 1907) Relative to Sewerage and Sewage Disposal in Certain American Cities and Towns. Parts I-III," and "Table of Data Relating to the Maintenance of Sewerage Systems," Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies, Volume 42 (1909).

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J. T. Brown, W. H. Maxwell, editors, "Sewage Disposal," The Encyclopaedia of Municipal and Sanitary Engineering (New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1910), pp. 397-418.

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Leonard B. Kinnicutt, C.-E. A. Winslow, and R. Winthrop Pratt, Sewage Disposal, First Edition (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1910).

Introduction, pp. xvii-xxvi.
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Chapter I: Composition of Sewage, pp. 1-20.
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Chapter VIII: Purification of Sewage by Broad Irrigation and Sewage Farming, pp. 193-221.
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Henry Lemmoin-Cannon, Sewage Disposal in the United Kingdom (London: St. Bride's Press, Limited, 1912). Digitized by Google Books, thanks to Tom Bates for locating and contributing this book.

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W. G. Kirchoffer, "Novel Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Plant at Mt. Horeb, Wis.," Municipal and County Engineering, August 1918, p. 61.

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Alexander Potter, "Simple and Inexpensive Method of Lifting Sewage Sludge to Sludge Beds or Outfall Sewer," Municipal Engineering, Volume LIV, No. 3 ( March 1918), p. 91.

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Revised and rewritten by John J. Buchan, Reid's Practical Sanitation, 24th Edition (London: Charles Griffin & Company, Limited, 1948). Provided courtesy of James Joyce, P.E., Technical Director, Odor and Corrosion Technology Consultants, Inc.

Chapter 7: Introductory - Sewage and Refuse Disposal (pp. 101-123)
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See Design - 1900 and later for other chapters.

Jamie Benidickson, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, "Ontario Water Quality, Public Health, and the Law, 1880-1930."  From G. Blaine Baker and Jim Phillips, editors, Essays in the History of Canadian Law in Honour of R.C.B. Risk (Osgoode Society for Legal History, 1999). Used with permission.

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Petri S. Juuti & Tapio S. Katko (eds.), Water, Time and European Cities - History Matters for the Futures (Tampere University Press, Finland, 2005). Thanks to Petri Juuti, Ph.D., University of Tampere, Finland.

Information and photos about a number of European cities.

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Juuti Petri & Katko Tapio (eds.), From a Few to All - Long Term Development of Water and Sanitation Services in Finland (Tampere University Press, Finland, 2005). Thanks to Petri Juuti, Ph.D., University of Tampere, Finland.

Information and photos about Finland.

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U.S. Patents

Patent for apparatus for treating sewage, 1888. Patented by J. G. Heywood. U.S. Patent No. 392,605.

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. Thanks to Tom Bates for finding and contributing this patent.

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Patent for apparatus for treating sewage, 1896. Patented by O. E. Meyer. U.S. Patent No. 565,491.

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. Thanks to Tom Bates for finding and contributing this patent.

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Patent for apparatus for purifying sewage water, 1898. Patented by J. S. Miller. U.S. Patent No. 603,221.

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. Thanks to Tom Bates for finding and contributing this patent.

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Patent for apparatus for purifying sewage, 1900. Patented by B. R. Guion. U.S. Patent No. 658,640.

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. Thanks to Tom Bates for finding and contributing this patent.

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Patent for apparatus for treating and utilizing sewage, 1901. Patented by R. J. G. Wood. U.S. Patent No. 678,924.

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. Thanks to Tom Bates for finding and contributing this patent.

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Patent for method for purifying sewage, 1916. Patented by D. T. Dobyns and J. K. Elderkin, Jr. U.S. Patent No. 1,194,000.

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. Thanks to Tom Bates for finding and contributing this patent.

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Patent for settling tank, 1916. Patented by G. W. Otterson. U.S. Patent No. 1,166,713.

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. Thanks to Tom Bates for finding and contributing this patent.

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