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Main Title Characterization of reusable municipal wastewater effluents and concentration of organic constituents /
Author Smith, James K. ; Englande, A. J. ; McKown, Mary M. ; Lynch., Stephen C.
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Smith, James K.
CORP Author Gulf South Research Inst., New Orleans, La.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-016; EPA-68-03-2090
Stock Number PB-280547
OCLC Number 31974280
Subjects Sewage--Purification ; Sewage--Purification--Reverse osmosis process
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Organic compounds ; Water reclamation ; Water analysis ; Sewage treatment ; Potable water ; Standards ; Public health ; Technology ; Samples ; Design criteria ; Process charting ; Performance evaluation ; Regulations ; Tables(Data) ; Virus ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical analysis ; Reverse osmosis ; Solvent extractions ; Water quality ; Tertiary treatment ; Physical chemical treatment
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/28/2012
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-78-016 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/08/2019
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-016 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-016 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/31/2017
NTIS  PB-280 547 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 130 pages : illustrations
The main thrust of this project was to collect organic concentrates from operating advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) plants for use in health effects testing. A reverse osmosis process was employed in the first stage concentration; the organics were further concentrated and recovered from the resulting brine solution via liquid/liquid extraction. The final product was supplied to EPA for identification and toxicity testing in other on-going research efforts. In addition, chemical, physical, and biological analyses of effluent from the six AWT systems were conducted to determine how the quality of the effluents from these systems compared with current drinking water regulations. In spite of the fact that the AWT systems were not designed to produce potable water, all were characterized by high quality effluents. Pilot and fully operational plants evaluated were Lake Tahoe, California; Blue Plains, District of Columbia; Pomona, California; Dallas, Texas; Escondido, California; and Orange County, California. These systems were selected primarily because of availability and because effluent quality exceeded that of secondary treatment systems. Spot samples taken over a six to nine month period indicated that the parameters found to exceed drinking water regulations in most of the treated effluents included nitrogen (ammonia and nitrate), phenol, odor, carbon chloroform extract, turbidity, and specific heavy metals.
Final report. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Contract Number: Contract no. 68-02-2090 "Project officers, John N. English, Frederick C. Kopfler." "February 1978." Includes bibliographical references (page 110). "EPA-600/2-78-016." Photocopy.