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Main Title Actinomycetes of sewage-treatment plants /
Author Lechevalier, Herbert A. ; Wyszkowski., Paul E.
CORP Author Rutgers - The State Univ., Piscataway, N.J. Waksman Inst. of Microbiology.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher U>S> Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/2-77/145; EPA-R-803701
Stock Number PB-272 589
OCLC Number 12964747
Additional Subjects Actinomycetales ; Sewage treatment ; Activated sludge process ; Aeration ; Sedimentation tanks ; Foam ; Toxicity ; Bacteria ; Microorganism control(Sewage) ; Circulation ; Nocardia amarae
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-145 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/26/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-145 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-145 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/02/2020
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-145 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/31/2017
NTIS  PB-272 589 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 80 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
In some activated sludge sewage treatment plants a thick foam rich in Nocardia may be formed at the surface of the secondary aeration and settling tanks. It had previously been observed that the supernatant from anaerobic digesters contained suspended solids which were toxic for Nocardia. In the present study attempts were made to control the foam by returning the supernatant from digesters in four plants to the primary system. The nocardiotoxicity of the supernatant solids was tested to be sure that toxic material was returned to the system. Laboratory studies showed that the material is toxic for some bacteria and not for others.