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Main Title Field prototype demonstration of the swirl degritter /
Author Sullivan, Richard H., ; Ure, James E. ; Zielinski., Paul
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ure, James E.,
Zielinski, Paul,
CORP Author American Public Works Association, Chicago, Ill.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-185; EPA-S-803157
Stock Number PB-272 668
OCLC Number 03380941
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Sewage--Purification--Aeration ; Sewage clarifiers
Additional Subjects Combined sewers ; Water pollution control ; Grit removal ; Design criteria ; Spirals(Concentrators) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Efficiency ; Performance evaluation ; Concentrators ; Management planning ; Grit chambers ; Comparison ; Swirl degritters ; Storm water runoff ; Swirl concentrators
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-185 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/11/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-185 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-77-185 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/19/1997
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-185 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 668 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 64 pages : illustrations, diagrams, graphs ; 28 cm.
A prototype swirl degritter was tested by the Metropolitan Denver Sewage Disposal District No. 1. The unit was designed to duplicate the grit removal device needed to degrit the underflow from the proposed swirl concentrator as a combined sewer overflow regulator at Lancaster, Pennsylvania under EPA Grant No. S802219 (formerly 11023 GSC). Degritting is considered in Lancaster to protect pumps and prevent siltation in the interceptor. The 1.8 m (6 ft) diameter device was designed for a flow of 65.6 l/s (1.3 mgd). It was found that under the physical arrangements in Denver, testing with domestic sanitary wastewater, the swirl unit performed at slightly less efficiency than the conventional aerated grit unit which was operating at less than twice the normal flow-through rate. The characteristics of the grit removal from the swirl degritter were excellent and particles of 0.3 mm (.012 in.) were removed. Analyses of grit removal was accomplished with three Chasick sampling units. Blasting sand was added to provide extremely high concentrations of 0.2 mm (.008 in.) particles (lower definition of grit) to duplicate the concentrate from the swirl regulator. It was found that the unit could efficiently remove the small particles at the high concentrations. It was concluded that the degritter could be used for domestic wastewater, combined sewer overflows, or urban stormwater runoff treatment. The absence of moving parts in the basic unit and small relative volume 1:10 (compared to conventional grit chambers) may make the unit particularly desirable for many applications. A comparison of the present worth of the cost of construction, operation, and maintenance for a 20 year life indicates that the swirl degritter is from 26 to 38 percent less costly than a conventional aerated grit chamber.
"Grant no. S-803157." "September 1977." Includes bibliographical references (page 55).