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Main Title Trace organics variation across the wastewater treatment system of a Class-B refinery and estimate of removal of refractory organics by add-on mixed-media filtration and granular activitated carbon at pilot scale /
Author Raphaelian, L. A. ; Harrison., W.
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Author Title of a Work
Harrison, Wyman,
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry.; United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Environmental Control Technology.; Argonne National Laboratory.; Argonne National Laboratory. Energy and Environmental systems Division.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory ; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-125; ANL/WR-78-2
Stock Number PB285596
OCLC Number 04938421
Subjects Sewage--Purification--Activated sludge process. ; Sewage--Purification--Flotation. ; Water--Purification--Organic compounds removal.
Additional Subjects Sewage--Purification--Activated sludge process ; Sewage--Purification--Flotation ; Water--Purification--Organic compounds removal ; Industrial wastes ; Refineries ; Water pollution ; Industrial waste treatment ; Activated carbon treatment ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water analysis ; Water quality data ; Trace amounts
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-125 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/17/2012
EJED  EPA 600/7-78-125 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-125 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/2003
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-78-125 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/26/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-125 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 596 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 178 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report presents the results of research to evaluate the efficiency of pilot-scale granular activated carbon for the removal of organic compounds refractory to the activated-sludge treatment system of a Class B petroleum refinery that met BPT ('best practicable technology') in 1977. In order to achieve this goal, it was necessary to characterize the trace organic compounds present not only in the effluent from an add-on mixed-media/activated-carbon pilot-scale unit, but also those compounds in the effluents from two of the wastewater treatment steps (the dissolved-air-flotation and activated-sludge treatment steps) that preceded the pilot-scale unit. Effluents from the full-scale system (dissolved air flotation (DAF) unit and final clarifier for the activated sludge unit) and an add-on pilot-scale unit (mixed-media filter and activated-carbon columns) were sampled for analysis of common wastewater parameters and trace organic compounds. Grab samples taken every 4 hours were composited daily. Organics were isolated into acid, base, and neutral fractions. Four-day composites of these daily extracts were analyzed by capillary-column gas-chromatography/mass-spectrometry (GC/MS). The average percentage removal of organics present in the DAF effluent was greater than 99% for the activated sludge, approximately 0% for the mixed media filter, and less than 1% for the activated carbon. Numerous data for the approximate concentration of organic compounds are presented. Common wastewater parameters are also presented for comparison to specific organics concentration data.
At head of title: Water resources research program. "Energy and Environmental Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory." "Prepared under EPA/DOE interagency agreement no. IAG-D5-0681, program element 1BB-601." "June 1978." Includes bibliographical references. "ANL/WR-78-2."