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Main Title Water-Pollution Control in the Primary Nonferrous-Metals Industry. Volume II. Aluminum, Mercury, Gold, Silver, Molybdenum, and Tungsten.
Author Hallowel, J. B. ; She, J. F. ; Smithson, Jr, G. R. ; Triple, A. B. ; Gonse, B. W. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-13-12-870; EPA-12010-FPK; 05117,; R2-73-247b
Stock Number PB-229 467
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Industrial wastes ; Metal industry ; Mining ; Water treatment ; Aluminum ; Mercury ; Gold ; Silver ; Molybdenum ; Tungsten ; Refining ; Smelting ; Process charting ; Waste waters ; Costs ;
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NTIS  PB-229 467 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 116p
The treatment needs of the aluminum industry relate to common types of industrial waste water such as cooling tower blow-down and neutralization products, and the specialized need to remove or recover fluoride ion components from fume scrubbers at smelters. The primary mercury industry, by virtue of a current air pollution control problem, may require increased measures of water pollution control associated with air emission control equipment or new processing methods. The primary molybdenum industry has taken or is designing effective methods of water pollution control ranging from isolated water systems to changes in flotation reagent concentrations. Plants processing refractory metal concentrates to end products generally are associated with municipal water systems and show high materials recoveries with concurrent close control and careful segregation of waste water streams. Neutralization with filtration of acid wastes is a common practice of the plants surveyed. The small amount of information available for the primary gold and silver industries shows greatly differing practices, ranging from zero discharge in arid climates to problems with mercury and cyanide contents in waste waters. (Modified author abstract)