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Main Title Sources of toxic pollutants found in influents to sewage treatment plants : VI. integrated interpretation /
Author Levins, P. ; Adams, J. ; Brenner, P. ; Coons, S. ; Harris, G. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Ehreth, Donald,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Monitoring and Data Support Div.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Planning and Standards, Monitoring and Data Support Division,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 440-4-81-008
Stock Number PB81-219685
OCLC Number 854858679
Subjects Water--Pollution. ; Sewage--Sampling. ; Sewage disposal plants.
Additional Subjects Waste water ; Sewage treatment ; Water pollution ; Residential buildings ; Commercial buildings ; Industrial wastes ; Sources ; Tables(Data) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Methodology ; Cincinnati(Ohio) ; Saint Louis(Missouri) ; Atlanta(Georgia) ; Hartford(Connecticut)
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NTIS  PB81-219685 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation viii, 118 pages : charts ; 28 cm
A study has been carried out to determine the relative significance of the major sources type-residential, commercial, industrial-contributions of priority pollutants to POTW influents. A service area in each of four cities--Cincinnati, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Hartford--has been studied in detail. In each city, specific sampling sites were selected to represent each of the major source categories. In total, 11 residential, 10 commercial and 5 industrial sites have been sampled, in addition to the tap water and POTW influents. This report presents a summary analysis of the data made possible by integrating the results obtained from each of the cities and treating the data by source category. The data have been analyzed to determine the frequency of occurrence of toxic pollutants (specifically the list of 129 priority pollutants), their concentration levels, the sources of these pollutants, and the impact of the source contributions on the POTW influent. Manganese and several classical parameters (7XX series) were also measured and included in the data base. The analysis has been carried out within the constraints imposed by the inherent characteristics of each of the major source categories - residential, commercial, industrial - concerning the range of discharge levels which was observed for each category.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
I. Summary -- II. Introduction -- III. Methodology data base -- A. Drainage basin selection criteria -- B. Drainage basins selected for study -- C. Demographic and economic data -- D. Sample collection -- E. Flow measurement -- F. Chemical analysis -- IV. Interpretation analysis objectives -- V. Results and discussion -- A. Frequency of detection -- B. Observed pollutant concentration levels -- C. Mass flow analysis -- D. Examination of variances and correlations -- VI. Conclusions -- VII. Recommendations -- VIII. References -- Appendix A Individual pollutant reporting limits, recovery and precision data -- Appendix B Total number of pollutant observations in sources -- by city.