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Decentralized Wastewater Management 
Improving public and environmental health with decentralized technology.


Recent Publications

Engineered Strategy to Remediate Trace Organic Contaminants using Recirculating Packed-Bed Media Biofilters at Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems.  Buchanan, J. R., B. N. Perez, and J. M. DeBruyn.  2015.  WEFTEC, Chicago, IL, September 26-30, 2015.

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment.  Buchanan, J. R.  2014.  book chapter, Volume Three, 'Remediation of Polluted Water,' in the Series 'Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification.' Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Majoring in decentralized wastewater management.  Buchanan, J. R.  2010.  Water Environment & Technology, vol 22(7): 23-25.

Development of an economic model to estimate the costs of decentralized wastewater management systems.  Buchanan, J. R., N. Deal, D. L. Lindbo, A. Hanson, D. Gustafson, and R. Miles.  2010.  Proceedings for the National Onsite Wastewater Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct 25-27.

Predicting design flow exceedance of decentralized wastewater management systems by risk Analysis.  Dobbs, P. A., C. C. Cox, J. S. Tyner, and J. R. Buchanan.  2010.  Water Environment Research, vol 82(12): 2357-2361.

Consortium of institutes for decentralized wastewater treatment: Installer training program.  Lesikar, B., J. R. Buchanan, S. Christopherson, N. Deal, K. Farell-Poe, D. Gustafson, D. Kalen, and G. Loomis.  2008.  R. Melton, and R. Miles.Proceedings Seventeen NOWRA Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN, April 7-11.

The Evolution Of Decentralized Wastewater Management Regulations In Tennessee Individual And Small Community Sewage Systems XI.  Buchanan, J. R.  2007.  Proceedings of the Eleventh National Symposium, ASABE, Warwick, Rhode Island, October 20-24.

Risk Analysis of Decentralized Wastewater Design Flows.  Dobbs, P. A.  2007.  Unpublished Master's Thesis.

Home Page: Center for Decentralized Wastewater Management Buchanan, J. R.  2005. 

The Center for Decentralized Wastewater Management.  Buchanan, J. R.  2003.  Proceeding Thirteenth Annual Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, April 9-11.