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Main Title Anaerobic Treatment of High-Strength Industrial Wastes Bearing Semi-Volatile RCRA Compounds.
Author Narayanan, B. ; Suidan, M. T. ; Gelderloos, A. B. ; Brenner., R. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Corollo (John) Engineers, Walnut Creek, CA. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH. ;Pirnie (Malcolm), Inc., Newport News, VA.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/039;
Stock Number PB94-158656
Additional Subjects Anaerobic processes ; Volatile organic compounds ; Activated carbon treatment ; Industrial wastes ; Naphthalene ; Lindane ; Nitrophenol ; Nitrobenzene ; Adsorption ; Removal ; Chemical oxygen demand ; Biodegradation ; Tables(Data) ; Semivolatile organic compounds ; Granular activated carbon
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NTIS  PB94-158656 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/01/1994
Collation 15p
The potential of the anaerobic, expanded-bed, granular activated carbon (GAC) reactor in treating a high-strength waste containing RCRA semivolatile organic compounds was studied. Six semivolatiles, orthochlorophenol, nitrobenzene, naphthalene, para-nitrophenol, lindane, and dibutyl phthalate, were fed to the reactor in a high-strength matrix of background solvents consisting of acetate, acetone, and methanol. Performance was evaluated over a period of 530 days. The reactor was found to effect complete removals of all the semivolatile compounds with the exception of orthochlorophenol. Removal of orthochlorophenol ranged from 77 percent to 99 percent. Removal of all the semivolatiles was elucidated relative to adsorption and biodegradation. With the exception of naphthalene, which was found to be completely removed by adsorption, all the other semivolatiles were removed primarily by biodegradation. COD removals in excess of 90 percent were also observed throughout the study. (Copyright (c) 1992 Water Environment Federation.)