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Main Title Evaluation of operation and maintenance factors limiting municipal wastewater treatment plant performance /
Author Hegg, Bob A. ; Rakness, Kerwin L, ; Schultz, James R.
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Rakness, Kerwin L.,
Schultz, James R.,
CORP Author M and I, Inc., Fort Collins, CO.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development [Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry], Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-034; EPA-68-03-2224
Stock Number PB-300 331
OCLC Number 05417462
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Sewage disposal plants--Evaluation.
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Performance evaluation ; Standards ; Maintenance ; Design ; Sites ; Surveys ; Cost analysis ; Colorado ; Wyoming ; Montana ; Utah ; South Dakota ; Nebraska ; Iowa ; EPA region 7 ; EPA region 8 ; Performance(Human)
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EHAM  TD746.H43 1979 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-600/2-79-034 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/08/2016
EJBD  EPA-600/2-79-034 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/10/2006
ELBD  EPA 600-2-79-034 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/20/1998
ERAD  EPA 600/2-79-034 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/01/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-034 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-300 331 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xv, 157 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A significant number of wastewater treatment plants constructed with Federal monies have not met design or NPDES permit standards. The emphasis of this research study was to identify, quantify and rank the causes of this poor performance. Research objectives were accomplished by conducting comprehensive evaluations at thirty wastewater treatment facilities. The two highest ranking factors identified were inadequate operator application of concepts and testing to process control and sewage treatment understanding. Many operators were not trained as evidenced by a lack of sewage treatment understanding, but even trained operators did not apply concepts of operation to process control. The third highest ranking factor identified was improper technical guidance from authoritative sources. These sources have dramatically affected the capability of existing operations personnel. Also, six of the ten highest ranking factors were related to improper plant design. Existing correction programs which address specific performance limiting factors were found to be limited in their ability to achieve the desired performance from an individual facility. A supplemental program to improve facility performance was developed and demonstrated. The program has potential of reducing plant construction costs as well as improving plant effluent quality.
Contract no. 68-03-2224. June 1979. Includes bibliographical references.