"Boynton Inlet Water Quality Study"
In 2004, FAU
Lab.EES teamed up with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Adminstration's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory to investigate the role of on-site
treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), or septic tanks, and surface
water flows out of the Boynton Inlet on the long-term health of the
coastal coral reef communities in Palm Beach County.
County Beaches Pathogen Study"
Florida Department of Health Bureau of On-Site Sewage Programs
issued a research grant to FAU Lab.EES to investigate the source of observed
fecal pollution documented at several Taylor County beaches.
contracted to conduct a scientific study to assess possible sources
of pathogen indicators and the contribution of OSTDS to coastal
surface water quality in Taylor County, FL by using multiple
tracers. The results will be used to evaluate source tracking
hypotheses for nutrients and pathogen indicators so that County
health managers will be able to develop plans for improving water
quality in the coastal communities.
Bocca, D.E. Meeroff, and F.
Bloetscher (2007). “Using Multiple Tracers to Evaluate Coastal
Water Quality Impacts for Sewered and Non-Sewered Areas,”
World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007,
Tampa, FL. Poster.
"Contribution of On-Site Treatment and Disposal Systems to Coastal
2004, the Florida Water Environment
Association Utility Council issued a research grant to FAU Lab.EES to investigate the role of on-site
treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), or septic tanks, in
the contamination of urban coastal areas in Dania Beach, FL.
F. Bloetscher, and T. Bocca (2008). “Evaluation of Water Quality
Impacts of On-Site Treatment and Disposal Systems on Urban
Coastal Waters.” Air, Water and Soil Pollution. Volume
192, Number 1-4. pp. 11-24. [Published online February 8, 2008,
Published in print July 2008].
F. Morin, and F. Bloetscher (2007). “Coastal pollutant loading
from on-site treatment and disposal systems.” Florida Water
Resources Journal. Volume 59, Number 3. pp. 42-53.
F. Bloetscher, and F. Morin (2006). “Contribution of On-Site
Treatment and Disposal Systems on Coastal Pollutant Loading in
Southeast Florida,” Proceedings of the Florida Water Resource
Conference, Track C-4: Septic Tank Challenges. Orange County
Convention Center, Orlando, FL. April 11, 2006.
and F. Morin (2005). “Contribution of On-Site Treatment and
Disposal Systems on Coastal Pollutant Loading,” Proceedings
of WEFTEC.05, Washington, DC. October 30 – November 2, 2005.
(2005). “Contribution of On-Site Treatment and Disposal Systems
on Coastal Nutrient Loading,” Poster Competition, Florida
Water Resources Conference 2005, Prime Osborn Convention
Center and Adams Mark Hotel Jacksonville, FL (April 27, 2005).