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Main Title Management of industrial pollutants by anaerobic processes /
Author Obayashi, Alan W., ; Gorgan, J. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gorgan, Joseph M.
CORP Author Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Pritzker Dept. of Environmental Engineering.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/2-83/119; EPA-R-807859
Stock Number PB84-133024
Subjects Sewage sludge digestion ; Anaerobic bacteria ; Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects ; Pollutants--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Anaerobic processes ; Solid waste disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Bacteria ; Water pollution control ; Microorganisms ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Biodeteriation ; Toxicity ; Toxic substances ; Sewage sludge
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-133024 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 262 pages ; 24 cm
The anerobic degradation of organic matter to methane is a complex interaction of basically three groups of bacteria (fermentative, acetogenic, methano-genic). This report provides a description of the different types of anerobic treatment that have been developed. The processes described in this report are the (1) Conventional, (2) Contact, (3) Upflow filter, (4) Expanded Bed, (5) Sludge Blanket and (6) the Anaerobic Rotating Biological Contactor. A summary of the application of anerobic processes on a variety of wastewaters is also covered, along with the process parameters used to control the operation. Operational parameters covered, along with the process parameters used to control the operation. Operational parameters covered are (1) pH and alkalinity, (2) nutrient requirements, and (3) temperature effects on biological processes. Biodegradation of Organic Compounds by the Anerobic Processes are covered along with the common tests used to predict biodegration. Toxicity effects, Inhibition, Antagonism and Synergism and their methods of measurement are fully evaluated.
"November 1983." Microfiche.