The objective of the research was to obtain more accurate data on greenhouse gas emissions from septic tank systems, focusing on methane emissions from conventional septic systems. The project consisted of a literature review, construction of flux chambers, development of sampling techniques and protocols for gas sampling from septic tank system and ventilation systems, identification and selection of field sites, collection of gas samples, data analysis, and estimation of the GHG emission rate values.
Published by WERF. 134 pages. Soft cover and online PDF. (2010)
Originally funded as WERF project DEC1R09.