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Main Title Taste and Odor Producing Components in Petroleum Refinery Gravity Oil Separator Effluents.
Author Ruchhof, C. C. ; Middleto, F. M. ; Brau, Harry ; Rose, Aaron A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Health Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1953
Stock Number PB-216 362
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Taste) ; ( Odors ; Water pollution) ; ( Refineries ; Water pollution) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-216 362 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 27p
The control of tastes and odors in drinking waters obtained from surface water sources is a major problem in water purification. Tastes and odors in surface waters may come from aquatic plants such as algae natural land drainage, and the discharge of domestic sewage and industrial wastes. The odor bearing materials, largely organic, may undergo physical and chemical changes as a result of sedimentation, vaporization, oxidation, temperature and light effects, and biochemical action. The study was undertaken to determine the types and quantities of materials present in petroleum refinery gravity oil separator effluents that contribute to taste and odor when discharged into surface waters used as drinking water sources. (Author)