Suspended solids (SS) content of wastewater discharged from Australian Antarctic Stations
Entry ID: SOE_effluent_SS

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Summary
Abstract: INDICATOR DEFINITION
This indicator is an estimate of the amount of organic matter in effluent discharged into the ocean from the waste treatment plants (WTP) at each continental station.

TYPE OF INDICATOR
There are three types of indicators used in this report:
1.Describes the CONDITION of important elements of a system;
2.Show the extent of the major PRESSURES exerted on a system;
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.28   S: -66.28   E: 110.53   W: 110.53
  N: -67.6   S: -67.6   E: 62.87   W: 62.87
  N: -68.58   S: -68.58   E: 77.97   W: 77.97

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Price, T., Ayton, J., Marshall, C. and Sharman, A.
Dataset Title: Suspended solids (SS) content of wastewater discharged from Australian Antarctic Stations
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-07-12
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-03-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality The physical, chemical and biological characteristics of domestic and light industrial wastes may influence the receiving waters. Therefore it is important to monitor these properties in any wastewater being released. Suspended solids measurements are one element of this, as an indicator of the total organic matter load.

The WPT specifications allow for a suspended solids range of 0 - 30 mg/l, although figures of 300 mg/l occur at times, particularly in summer when station populations are high. Results exceeding the upper limit are seen as indicative of poor efficiency of the WTP and the need for servicing or adjustment.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the State of the Environment Indicator URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SOE_effl... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: html, excel
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3236
Email: tim.price at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-07-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-03
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