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Main Title Reverse osmosis field test : treatment of Watts nickel rinse waters /
Author McNulty, Kenneth J. ; Goldsmith, Robert L. ; Gollan., Arye Z
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Author Title of a Work
Goldsmith, Robert L.
Gollan, Arye.
Gollan, Arye Z.
Goldsmith, R. L.
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 Encironment Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-039; EPA-R-803753
Stock Number PB-266 919
OCLC Number 06060147
Subjects Electroplating--Waste disposal ; Nickel ; Metals
Additional Subjects Electroplating ; Nickel ; Water pollution control ; Metal industry ; Reverse osmosis ; Polyamide resins ; Field tests ; Cost analysis ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Industrial wastes ; Tables(Data) ; Membranes ; Performance evaluation ; Reverse osmosis membranes ; Hollow fiber membranes
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-039 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/10/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-039 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-039 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/05/2015
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-039 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-266 919 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 29 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A field test was conducted to determine the feasibility of using a polyamide reverse-osmosis membrane in hollow fine fiber configuration for closed-loop treatment of rinse water from a Watts-type nickel bath. Performance of the membrane module was determined by measuring the productivity (flow rate of purified water) and rejection (separation efficiency) as a function of operating time. Performance was monitored over 1600 hours (67 days) of operation and 2300 hours (96 days) of exposure to nickel rinse waters. The results of the tests combined with the results from numerous commercial installations indicate that the economics of closed-loop recovery of nickel rinse waters by reverse osmosis are generally attractive. Depending on certain factors specific to each plating line, the capital investment for a reverse osmosis system can be recovered in as little as one year or less of operation.
Grant no. R-803753. Includes bibliographical references (page 28).