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Main Title Nitrate Removal from Wastewaters by Ion Exchange.
Author Grinstea, Robert R. ;
CORP Author Dow Chemical Co., Walnut Creek, Calif.
Year Published 1971
Report Number FWPCA-14-12-808; EPA-WQO-17010-FSJ; 01495,; 17010-FSJ-01/71
Stock Number PB-204 527
Additional Subjects ( Nitrates ; Chemical removal(Sewage treatment)) ; ( Amidines ; Anion exchanging) ; ( Sewage treatment ; Denitration) ; Alkalinity ; pH ; Cost estimates ; Anion exchange ; Guanidines ; Adsorption ; Materials recovery ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Sodium hydroxides ; Tertiary sewage treatment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-204 527 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 103p
Alkylated amidines dissolved in an aromatic hydrocarbon were absorbed in macro-porous polystyrene beads to form a water-immiscible extractant system for the removal of nitrate from wastewaters. The amidines are relatively strong bases and possess the advantage over the simple aliphatic amines that they exist in the salt form in contact with wastewaters in the pH range of 7.0 to 8.0. They can, however, be readily regenerated with alkalis, such as ammonia or sodium hydroxide. Amidinium ion in the organic phase selectively extracts nitrate ion over chloride ion by a factor of about 20 (nitrate/chloride ratio in the organic phase is about 20 times the ratio in the equilibrium aqueous phase), and nitrate over sulfate and bicarbonate by much higher ratios. Therefore, amidine systems will pick up mainly nitrate ion from municipal wastes. Seventy bed volumes of a synthetic municipal wastewater containing 62 ppm nitrate ion and 350 ppm chloride ion were treated before breakthrough of nitrate ion in the effluent. Processing costs were estimated currently at 16 cents/1000 gal.