Methods, systems and compositions for a green sorption media for bioretention soil amendments in drainfields for on-site waste water systems filled with the green sorption media to foster an anaerobic or anoxic environment saturated. The green sorption media includes one or more recycled materials, including tire crumb, sawdust, orange peel, coconut husks, leaf compost, oyster shell, soy bean hulls and one or more naturally occuring materials including peat, sands, zeolites, and clay. The wastewater filtration system for a passive drainfield includes the green sorption material mixture, a cell including baffled compartments and a riser, the cell filled with green sorption material mixture to provide an alternating cycle of aerobic and anoxic environments, an influent distribution system to distribute the influent over the cell, and a piping system arranged for dosing the cell to sustain the functionality of the green sorption material mixture to remove nutrient content in wastewater.
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College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
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Wanielista, Martin; Chang, Ni-Bin; and Makkeasorn, Ammarin, "Passive Underground Drainfield for Septic Tank Nutrient Removal Using Functionalized Green Filtration Media" (2011). UCF Patents. 443.