Study on how baffle wall enhances performance of septic tank

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Study on how baffle wall enhances performance of septic tank

I was wondering if someone has done a research on how the baffle wall enhances performance of septic tank . Currently I am working in such part of the world where baffle wall in septic tank is an alien subject to the engineers and masons. They prefer to make big tank ( viz. 6x3x10 cubic ft for seven family with an average household size of 3.5) without any baffle wall .
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Re: Study on how baffle wall enhances performance of septic tank

The attached study should give you some good arguments.

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Yes, it has. Many thanks for sharing ...
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Look at CFD on page 24. Also, practically, whether you want to use downflow pipes or hanging walls. Downflow pipes cheaper but can become clogged (may influence dead space also).

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Many thanks for sharing ....
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