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Main Title Toxicity of Wastes Generated by a Coal Combustion Power Plant Utilizing Limestone Scrubber Technology to Indigenous Aquatic Fauna.
Author Morgan, E. ; Young, R. C. ;
CORP Author Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville. Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources. ;Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL. Div. of Water Resources.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Processes and Effects Research.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/7-86/018;
Stock Number PB88-191416
Additional Subjects Pollution ; Toxicity ; Atmosphere contamination control ; Scrubbers ; Aquatic animals ; Trace elements ; Effluents ; Surface waters ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Industrial wastes ; Industrial waste treatment ; Contamination ; Fly ash ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Electric power plants ; Coal ; Water pollution control ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Toxic tolerances ; Limestone scrubbing ; Coal combustion ; Stationary sources
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NTIS  PB88-191416 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 133p
The risk of trace element contamination of surface waters by wastes generated in a coal combustion power plant utilizing limestone scrubber technology was assessed by evaluating laboratory and site-specific biological and physical-chemical test results. Site-specific results from physical-chemical tests indicated that toxic trace element concentrations were primarily adsorbed onto ash pond suspended and dissolved solids. Treatment (primary settling) of the slurry discharged into the ash pond partially removed toxic fractions of trace elements from the water column. Complexation, competition, and precipitation of remaining soluble toxic elements in the ash pond buffered the final effluent's toxicity to indigenous aquatic fauna.