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Main Title Development document for effluent limitations guidelines and new source performance standards for the basic fertilizer chemicals segment of the fertilizer manufacturing point source category /
Author Martin., Elwood
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Martin, Elwood E.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air and Water Programs. Effluent Guidelines Division.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 440/1-74-011a
Stock Number PB-238 652
OCLC Number 02693631
Subjects Fertilizer industry--Waste disposal ; Fertilizers--Environmental aspects ; Water--Pollution
Additional Subjects Industrial waste treatment ; Chemical industry ; Ammonium nitrate ; Ammonia ; Urea ; Manufacturing ; Nitric acid ; Inorganic phosphates ; Phosphoric acids ; Sulfuric acid ; Process charting ; Cost estimates ; Water pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Fertilizers ; Synthesis(Chemistry) ; Nitrification ; Water pollution control ; Water pollution standards ; Fertilizer industry ; Ammonia stripping ; Best technology
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  EPA 440/1-74-011a Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/10/2016
NTIS  PB-238 652 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 168 pages : illustrations.
This document presents the findings of an extensive study of the fertilizer industry for the purpose of developing effluent limitation guidelines for existing point sources and standards of performance and pretreatment standards for new sources. The study included a detailed and extensive exemplary plant survey, contacts with consultants and government officials, and literature search. The fertilizer industry was divided into five categories for more meaningful separation and division of waste water treatment and development of effluent guidelines. These subcategories are phosphate, ammonia, urea, ammonium nitrate and nitric acid products. The phosphate subcategory includes all ancillary operations necessary for phosphate production (e.g. sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid). Effluent guidelines for best practicable control technology currently available, best available technology economically achievable, and new source performance standards are recommended for each category. Costs and treatment technologies are discussed.
Includes bibliographical references.