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Main Title Characterization of operating and maintenance practices for wastewater treatment systems in the iron and steel industry {microfiche}
Author Price, R. T. ; Kemner, W. F. ; Gallagher, W. E. ; Annamraju, G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Price, Richard T.
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ;
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-02-3173; EPA-600/2-84-081
Stock Number PB84-182666
Subjects Steel industry and trade--United States ; Iron industry and trade--United States
Additional Subjects Iron and steel industry ; Water pollution control ; Maintenance ; Industrial waste treatment ; State government ; Licenses ; Coking ; Management planning ; Measuring instruments ; Blast furnaces ; Hot working ; Basic converters ; Oxygen blown converters ; Monitoring ; Acid pickling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-182666 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 379 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report documents effective operating and maintenance (O/M) practices for wastewater treatment systems in the iron and steel industry, and describes how their application might affect permit parameters and operational upsets. Selection of processes for the study--byproduct cokemaking, ironmaking (blast furnaces), steelmaking (basic oxygen furnaces), hot forming, and acid pickling--was based on pollutant loadings, system complexity, control costs, and commonality among most integrated steel mills. Information was based on: a literature search for wastewater-related O/M practices in the iron and steel industry, discussions with state and regional agency personnal to identify major areas of concern and effective O/M practices, a review of agency files, discussions with wastewater treatment equipment vendors and chemical additive manufacturers, and discussions with agency representatives. Various steel mills were visited, and treatment plant operators and environmental staff members were interviewed. The information produced by these visits includes typically encountered problems and their solutions, troubleshooting efforts, extent of operator training, efforts to minimize the effect of operational upsets, and preventive maintenance practices.
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "April 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-081." Microfiche.