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Information on wastewater management of industrial septic systems, including water management for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling wastewater, spray irrigation runoff, sewage sludge, biosolids and aerobic treatment units.

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Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling - Articles Articles
True or false questions about the Role of Water in Shale Gas Drilling in relation to the video. More
Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges
Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Rachel Brennan from Penn State talks about Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and how they can be removed using new technologies. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Farm Evaluation System
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Farm Evaluation System - Articles Articles
The Pennsylvania Farm Evaluation Program (Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst) is a voluntary farm evaluation that can be used to confirm that a farm is being managed in an environmentally sensitive way. More
Estrogens in Vernal Pools Impacted by Wastewater Irrigation
Estrogens in Vernal Pools Impacted by Wastewater Irrigation - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar explores the impacts of spray irrigation on nearby temporary wetlands, also known as vernal pools. More
Predicting Flow, Transport, and Reactions Using Reactive Transport Models
Predicting Flow, Transport, and Reactions Using Reactive Transport Models - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Li Li discusses the use of Reactive Transport Models for predicting subsurface water quality. More
Characterizing Groundwater Impacts From Shale Energy Development in NE PA
Characterizing Groundwater Impacts From Shale Energy Development in NE PA - Webinars Webinars
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Dave Yoxtheimer provides a summary of data on groundwater impacts from Shale Gas Drilling. More
Water Management for Marcellus Natural Gas
Water Management for Marcellus Natural Gas - Webinars Webinars
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Dave Yoxtheimer discusses the management of both freshwater and wastewater related to shale gas drilling operations. More
Testing water for EDC's.
Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDC) Footprint Calculator - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
This footprint calculator will educate users about their consumption of EDC-containing products and help them to identify ways to reduce their footprint. More
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling: Mid-Atlantic Region
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling: Mid-Atlantic Region - Videos Videos
This video addresses current environmental issues and misconceptions surrounding shale gas drilling and production and is targeted to 8th–10th-grade viewers. More
Biosolids Quality Biosolids Quality - Articles
Application of sewage sludge to farmland has been a common practice in Pennsylvania for many years and allows this material to be recycled, rather than incinerated or disposed of in landfills. More
K.A. Barbarick, Bugwood.org
Sewage Sludge - A Plain English Tour of the Regulations - Articles Articles
At first reading, regulatory language often is difficult to understand because it is written to be technically accurate and legally precise. More
Effects of Biosolids on Soil and Crop Quality
Effects of Biosolids on Soil and Crop Quality - Articles Articles
Results of a three-year research project that investigated how agronomic biosolids utilization has affected soil and crop quality. More
What is sewage sludge and what can be done with it? What is sewage sludge and what can be done with it? - Articles
In this document, “sewage sludge” will refer to wastewater treatment solids generally, and “biosolids” will refer specifically to material that is suitable for land application. More
Aerobic Treatment Units Aerobic Treatment Units - Articles

Aerobic Treatment Units

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

Aerobic treatment units, also called activated sludge tanks, are a common method of biological treatment used in municipal wastewater treatment facilities. More
A Lexicon for Alternate On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems
A Lexicon for Alternate On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems - Articles Articles
Examples of alternate systems include: Steep Slope Elevated Sand Mounds, Drip Disposal, Chamber Systems, and Peat Filters. More
Vertical Flow Wetlands
Vertical Flow Wetlands - Articles Articles

Vertical Flow Wetlands

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Vertical flow wetlands (VFW) are a relatively new tool for treating waters acidified by mining or acid deposition. More
A Primer on Water Quality Credit Trading in the Mid-Atlantic Region
A Primer on Water Quality Credit Trading in the Mid-Atlantic Region - Articles Articles
Water quality credit trading is a tool for reducing the cost of controlling nutrients and sediments that severely impact streams, rivers, lakes, and estuaries. More
Creating an Infiltration Surface
Creating an Infiltration Surface - Articles Articles

Creating an Infiltration Surface

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

Information for contractors to properly build an infiltration surface; the soil surface where stormwater or wastewater is expected to enter the soil profile. More
A Water Drop on a Journey - Shale Gas Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic
A Water Drop on a Journey - Shale Gas Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic - Videos Videos
This video covers water’s journey through the shale gas drilling and production processes in the Mid-Atlantic region and targets the 6th–9th grade level. More
A Marcellus shale gas well pad in Pennsylvania (image credit Tom Murphy)
PA and National Academic Standards: Water and Shale Gas Videos - Articles Articles
Detail about the academic standards addressed by the water and shale gas videos available from Penn State Extension More
Marcellus shale drilling in progress, Beaver Run Reservoir, Westmoreland County. Credit: Robert Donnan.
Water’s Journey Through the Shale Gas Processes - Articles Articles
Using publicly available information, we attempt to track and quantify current water use through the stages of the gas well development process. More