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Main Title Source assessment : nitrogen fertilizer industry water effluents /
Author Search, W. J. ; Klieve, J. R. ; Rawlings, G. D. ; Nyers, J. M. ; Reznik, R. B. ;
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Search, W. J.
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-019b; MRC-DA-869; EPA-68-02-1874
Stock Number PB-292 837
OCLC Number 07702109
Subjects Nitrogen fertilizers ; Sewage disposal
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Fertilizers ; Industrial waste treatment ; Assessments ; Performance evaluation ; Sources ; Ammonia ; Ammonium nitrate ; Urea ; Nitric acid ; Containment ; Stripping ; Hydrolysis ; Ion exchanging ; Condensates ; Design criteria ; Trends ; Point sources ; Nonpoint sources
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EHAM  TP963S32 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-019b Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/22/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-79-019b Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/11/2000
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-019B Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-292 837 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report describes a study of waterborne pollutants from the manufacture of nitrogen fertilizers. It includes an evaluation of the ammonia, ammonium nitrate, urea, and nitric acid manufacturing processes. Water effluents in a nitrogen fertilizer plant originate from a variety of point and nonpoint sources. Major components in the effluents are ammonia nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen, and organic nitrogen. The potential environmental impact of nitrogen fertilizer effluents was evaluated by comparing the concentration of a particular pollutant in a receiving stream as a result of discharge to an acceptable concentration (hazard factor). The ratio of these two values is the source severity. At a mean receiving water flow rate and the average stream pH of 7.6, all severities were below 0.05. Control technologies, available and in use at some nitrogen fertilizer plants, include containment, steam and air stripping, urea hydrolysis, biological treatment, ion exchange, and condensate reuse.
"Monsanto Research Corporation." "Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory." "January 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-1874, Program element no. 1AB015."