TM 5-814-3/AFM 88-11, Volume III
TYPICAL MILITARY WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
7-1. Typical Systems.
Subsequent chapters provide design criteria for unit operations that may form an overall treatment train to
meet a given effluent quality. Illustrations of wastewater treatment process trains that are generally used for
Army and Air Force applications are represented by figures 7-1 through 7-4. Local conditions and practices
may justify the design of treatment systems different from those illustrated but still consisting of unit
processes presented in this manual. If this is the case, approval of the conceptual treatment system must be
obtained from HQDA (DAEN-ECE-G) WASH DC 20314-1000 for Army projects and HQ USAF/LEEE
WASH DC 20332 for Air Force projects before initiating any part of the final design.
7-2. Trickling filter process.
An example of a typical trickling filter treatment process appears in figure 7-1. Although not shown, dual or
parallel trains are appropriate for all treatment systems having a design capacity rating equal to or greater
than 0.5 million gallons per day. A discussion of trickling filter plants can be found in chapter 12.