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Main Title Reverse osmosis field test : treatment of copper cyanide rinse waters /
Author McNulty, Kenneth J. ; Goldsmith, Robert L. ; Gollan, Arye ; Hossain, Sohrab ; Grant., Donald
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McNulty, Kenneth J.
CORP Author American Electroplaters' Society, Inc., Winter Park, Fla. ;Abcor, Inc., Wilmington, Mass. Walden Research Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Edison, N.J. Industrial Pollution Control Div.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-2-77-170; EPA-R-i00945
Stock Number PB-272 473
OCLC Number 06064482
Subjects Electroplating--Waste disposal ; Cyanides ; Membranes (Technology) ; Policewomen--Fiction
Additional Subjects Electroplating ; Water pollution control ; Metal industry ; Feasibility ; Copper inorganic compounds ; Industrial wastes ; Reverse osmosis ; Membranes ; Cost analysis ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Field tests ; Performance evaluation ; Feedback control ; Copper cyanides ; Reverse osmosis membranes
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Collation xi, 89 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Field tests of reverse osmosis (RO) were conducted on copper cyanide rinse waters at two different sites: Whyco Chromium Co. and New England Plating Co. At both sites, closed-loop treatment was used with plating chemicals recycled to the bath and purified water recycled to the rinsing operation. The objective of the tests was to establish, under actual plating conditions, the feasibility of RO treatment for copper cyanide plating wastes. It was concluded that RO can be used to close the loop in copper cyanide plating. However, care must be taken to insure that adequate membrane life can be achieved. Where membrane life approaches that in traditional RO applications, the capital and operating costs for RO, compared to those for alternative treatment processes, are attractive. The cost attractiveness of RO depends on several factors specific for each installation. Bases for assessing capital costs, operating costs, and process credits are presented.
"EPA 600-2-77-170." "August 1977." Cover title. Grant no. 800945. Includes bibliographical references (page 88).