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Main Title Odors emitted from raw and digested sewage sludge /
Author Rains, Bernard A., ; DePrimo, Mario J. ; Groseclose., I. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Deprimo, Mario J.
Groseclose, I. L.
CORP Author Saint Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, Mo.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-670/2-73-098; EPA-WPRD-23-01-68; EPA-11010-EZQ; W74-07960
Stock Number PB-232 369
OCLC Number 01098028
Subjects Sewage sludge. ; Odors. ; Sewage disposal.
Additional Subjects Sludge ; Sewage treatment ; Odor detection ; Chromatographic analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Thiols ; Amines ; Aldehydes ; Alcohols ; Organic acids ; Gases ; Carbon ; Adsorption ; Odor control ; Oxidation ; Scrubbers ; Air pollution ; Sludge treatment
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-73-098 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2013
EJBD  EPA 670-2-73-098 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/13/2015
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-73-098 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/20/2018
NTIS  PB-232 369 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 68 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
This study was undertaken to identify typical odor causing substances and evaluate selected conventional methods for controlling or eliminating these substances. A styrofoam dome covering a sludge thickener was used to control atmospheric conditions and concentrate odors. Field collected vapor samples were analyzed using gas chromatography techniques. Analyses using both polar and nonpolar column material indicated that the major odor causing compounds were mercaptans and amines. Other compounds which were minor contributors to odor were aldehydes, alcohols, and organic acids. Odor control methods selected for study included air dilution, activated carbon adsorption, and chlorine oxidation. Air dilution using cyclic operation of an exhaust fan was an effective means of odor control when outside atmospheric conditions were conducive to odor dissipation. Passing vapors through activated carbon filters was not completely effective in odor control since a detectable residual odor remained.
"Grant No. WPRD 23-01-68; Project No. 11010 EZQ; Program Element 1BB033." "December 1973." Report prepared by Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, St. Louis, Missouri. Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-66).