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Main Title An investigation of techniques for removal of cyanide from electroplating wastes /
Author Reed, A. K.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Shea, J. F.,
Tewksbury, Ted L.,
Cherry, R.H.,
Smithson, G. R.,
Reed, A. K.
CORP Author Battelle Memorial Institute. Columbus Laboratories.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Pollution Control Section,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPAWQO-12010-EIE-11/71; EPA-950/R-71-058
OCLC Number 00509057
Subjects Electroplating--Waste disposal ; Sewage--Purification--Cyanide removal
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 950-R-71-058 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/25/2013
EJBD  EPA 950-R-71-058 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2014
ELBD  EPA 12010-EIE-11-71 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/02/2012
Collation viii, 87 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
"November 1971." "Sponsored by Office of Research and Monitoring, Environmental Protection Agency and Metal Finishers' Foundation."
Contents Notes
Increasingly stringent stream discharge regulations have prompted an assessment of the current technology available for application to the metal finishing waste treatment problem, specifically in regard to smaller operations. Experimental laboratory and bench scale studies were then conducted on several unconventional wastewater treatment methods, including ion flotation, activated carbon adsorption, acidification volatilization, and solvent extraction. A demonstration pilot plant study was also conducted on the activated carbon process employing actual rinse waters from a zinc cyanide plating operation. The pilot scale activated carbon system was operated at 99% efficiency of cyanide removal, while providing for the complete recovery and regeneration of copper. Cost estimates for carbon sorption process are given.