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Main Title Removal and fate of RCRA and CERCLA toxic organic pollutants in wastewater treatment
Author Bhattacharya, S. K. ; Angara, R. V. R. ; Bishop, D. F. ; Dobbs, R. A. ; Austern, B. M.
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Bhattacharya, Sanjoy K.
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-89/026; EPA-68-03-4038
Stock Number PB89-195200
OCLC Number 22233720
Subjects Waste treatment plants--United States ; Sewage disposal plants--United States ; Organic water pollutants ; Hazardous substances
Additional Subjects Activated sludge treatment ; Sewage treatment ; Tables(Data) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Pilot plants ; Performance evaluation ; Toxic substances ; Environmental monitoring ; Superfund program ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ; Volatile organic compounds
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-89-026 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/09/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-89-026 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/22/2009
NTIS  PB89-195200 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 150 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Two separate studies were conducted to investigate the removal and fate of 28 selected RCRA compounds (0.25 mg/L of each compound) and 19 selected CERCLA compounds (0.55 mg/L of each compound) in conventional activated sludge treatment. In each study, two pilot-scale (35 gpm) activated sludge systems (SRT: 4 days for RCRA study and 8 days for CERCLA study) were operated in parallel at the U.S. EPA Test and Evaluation Facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. One system was spiked continuously with either RCRA or CERCLA toxics to produce an acclimated biomass; the other was spiked intermittently with the same toxics and sampled to determine performance under unacclimated conditions. The selected RCRA or CERCLA compounds did not cause any adverse effects on COD and SS removals. The concentrations of organics (RCRA study) in air emissions indicated that the chlorinated aliphatic solvents were essentially volatilized into the plant air emission stream, whereas the aromatic volatile benzenes were substantially degraded. Additional work is planned to attempt to reduce the analytical variability encountered in the studies.
"June 1989." "EPA/600/2-89/026"