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Civil Engineering

Pascale Champagne Research

Municipal Water Systems - Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

Projects Established at Queen's University:

 

Field-scale characterization of solids profile and accumulation rates, as well as estimation of requirements for solids removal frequency to maintain optimal operating conditions in Brooklyn Concrete clarifier tanks at Wardsville (Ontario) residential and Cramahe (Ontario) commercial installations. The field-scale investigation was conducted from 2006 to 2009 in conjunction with Clearford Industries and in collaboration with Dr. James McLellan in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University.

 

Characterization of flow attenuation potential and flow attenuation equations of Brooklyn Concrete 4500 L clarifier tank with simple flow attenuation devices. The system flow characterization equations will also be applied to model of flow attenuation in a STEG system network to determine in-system peaking factors under various flow conditions and the impact of these decentralized systems on receiving municipal sewage works. The project, undertaken in collaboration with Clearford Industries, has been completed in 3 phases, the first of which was initiated in 2006 and with the third completed in 2008.

 

Projects Established of Carleton University:

 

Assessment of Monahan Drain Constructed Wetland Stormwater Facility flow calibration curve and monitoring analysis. Project undertaken in collaboration with CH2M-Hill and the City of Ottawa from July 2003 to May 2004.

 

Publications:

 

Lossing, H., P. Champagne and J. McLellan (2010) Examination of Sludge Accumulation Rates and Sludge Characteristics for a Decentralized Community Wastewater Treatment System with Individual Residential Primary Clarifier Tanks Located in Wardsville (Ontario, Canada) Journal of Water Science and Technology 62(12):2944-2952 (IF = 1.122)

 

Conference Abstracts/Presentations:

 

Lossing, H., P. Champagne and J. McLellan (2009) Case Study: Solids Accumulation Rates and Sludge Characteristics for a Decentralized Community Wastewater Treatment System with Individual Primary Clarifier Tanks Located in Wardsville, Ontario. 5th Canadian Residuals and Biosolids Conference. WEAO. September 13-15. Niagara Falls, Ontario.

 

Technical Reports:

 

Champagne, P. and T. Bowen (2007) Flow Attenuation in a Septic Tank Effluent Gravity (STEG) System Clarifier Tank: Flow Attenuation Characteristics of Clarifier Tank and Selected Flow Attenuation Devices – Final Testing Report prepared for Clearford Industries, Inc. Queen’s University Coastal Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering. 40 pp.

 

Speer, S. and P. Champagne (2007) Flow Attenuation in a Septic Tank Effluent Gravity (STEG) System Clarifier Tank: Comprehensive Clarifier Tank Testing – Preliminary Testing Report prepared for Clearford Industries, Inc. Queen’s University Coastal Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering. 28 pp.

 

Champagne, P (2006) Flow Attenuation in a Septic Tank Effluent Gravity (STEG) System Clarifier Tank – Phase I. Final Report prepared for Clearford Industries, Inc. Queen's University Coastal Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering. 23 pp.