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Main Title Report on Pollution of the Merrimack River and Certain Tributaries. Part IV. Pilot Plant Study of Benthal Oxygen Demand.
Author Oldaker, Warren H. ; Burgum, Alexis A. ; Pahren., Herbert R. ;
CORP Author Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Boston, Mass. Merrimack River Project
Year Published 1966
Stock Number PB-260 275
Additional Subjects Stream pollution ; Merrimack River ; Lawrence(Massachusetts) ; Sediment water interactions ; Water chemistry ; Aerobic processes ; Sewage treatment effluent ; Sewage sludge ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-260 275 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 34p
Streamed sediment oxygen demand is calculated using a benthic respirometer. A pilot plant was erected to operate under controlled laboratory conditions using bottom sediments taken from different sites in the Merrimack River bed downstream of certain municipal sewer outfalls. The sediment studied in the pilot plant includes those solids which normally would be removed in a primary settling device receiving raw municipal sewage. The variability of the biochemical assimilation rate of the residues was considered. Findings were formulated in terms of the benthic equation of Camp. The effect of sediment depth on the aereal oxygen demand of these sediments as also studied.