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Main Title Interim report on the impact of Public Law 92-500 : on municipal pollution control technology /
Author Lykins, Ben W.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Smith, John M.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Wastewater Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-018
Stock Number PB-248 212
OCLC Number 02057367
Subjects Sewage disposal plants--United States ; Effluent quality--United States
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Public law ; Municipalities ; Sewage treatment ; Waste water ; Stream pollution ; Industrial waste treatment ; Water quality ; Standards ; Law(Jurisprudence) ; Concentration(Composition) ; States(United States) ; Nitrogen ; Surveys ; Phosphorus ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Water pollution control ; Performance evaluation ; Assessments ; Standards ; Suspended solids ; Sewage treatment plants ; States(United States) ; Public law 92-500 ; Water pollution standards
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-76-018 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/01/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-018 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/2-76-018 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/11/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-018 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-248 212 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvi, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The report presents available information that is used to examine the impact of water quality required by Public Law 92-500 on the effluent quality discharged from publicly owned wastewater treatment plants and assesses the adequacy of existing technology to meet these requirements. The report also identifies effluent standards that are more stringent than the national minimum requirement for 'secondary' treatment. A major effort was, therefore, devoted to reviewing state water quality standards, identifying all water quality limited stream segments within each state, and summarizing and evaluating concentrations of pollutants in municipal wastewater treatment plant effluents reported in the 1973 Needs Survey. A comparison of existing technology with projected needs indicates that some form of technology is available to achieve the required removal of suspended solids nitrogen and phosphorus. However, development and demonstration of additional technology are needed to reduce BOD concentrations to the required limits and to provide alternate disinfection processes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-91). "January 1976." For sale by the National Technical Information Service, (Price upon application). 4to.