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Main Title Brass wire mill process changes and waste abatement, recovery and reuse /
Author Lancy, Leslie E., ; Lanc, Leslie E. ; Forbe, Charles A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Forbes, Charles A.,
Lancy, Leslie E.
CORP Author Volco Brass and Copper Company.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Monitoring, Industrial Pollution Control Section,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA12010-DPF-11/71; EPA/800-R-71-005
Stock Number PB-215 697
OCLC Number 00417738
Subjects Metals--Pickling--Waste disposal ; Metals--Pickling--By-products ; Copper wire
Additional Subjects ( Metal finishing ; Industrial waste treatment) ; ( Materials recovery ; Copper) ; ( Water pollution ; Pickling compositions) ; ( Pickling compositions ; Materials recovery) ; Brasses ; Process charting ; Chemical cleaning ; Hydrogen peroxide ; Sulfuric acid ; Electrolysis ; Water reclamation ; Wire processing ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Sludge disposal ; Metal recycling ; Waste water reuse ; Water pollution control
Internet Access
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9100XAZP.PDF
Holdings
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 800-R-71-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/24/2011
EJBD  EPA 800-R-71-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/06/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 800-R-71-005 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 800-R-71-005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/12/2011
NTIS  PB-215 697 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 44 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The report describes process changes and waste treatment, recovery, and reuse facilities installed by Volco Brass and Copper Company, Kenilworth, New Jersey. The plant produces 75 tons of wire per day. An electrolytic system was installed to recover copper from the spent primary pickle solution and to regenerate the sulfuric acid for reuse. A hydrogen peroxide bright pickle replaced the chromate and fluoride bright pickles previously used. Copper from the bright pickle is also recovered in the electrolytic system. The electrolytic copper is reused on location in casting. An integrated copper treatment system was installed to treat bright pickle drag-out. Sludge from the integrated system is recovered for sale. Rinse water consumption was reduced from 150 gpm to 10 gpm. Former discharges of chromium, ammonium, and fluoride ions have been eliminated. Cost and operating data and effluent analyses are presented. (Author)
Notes
"November, 1971." "EPA/800-R-71-005." "Research conducted by the Volco Brass and Copper Company, Kenilworth, New Jersey." Includes bibliographical references (page 17).
Contents Notes
The report describes process changes and waste treatment, recovery, and reuse facilities installed by Volco Brass and Copper Company, Kenilworth, New Jersey. The plant produces 75 tons of wire per day. An electrolytic system was installed to recover copper from the spent primary pickle solution and to regenerate the sulfuric acid for reuse. A hydrogen peroxide bright pickle replaced the chromate and fluoride bright pickles previously used. Copper from the bright pickle is also recovered in the electrolytic system. The electrolytic copper is reused on location in casting. An integrated copper treatment system was installed to treat bright pickle drag-out. Sludge from the integrated system is recovered for sale. Rinse water consumption was reduced from 150 gpm to 10 gpm. Former discharges of chromium, ammonium, and fluoride ions have been eliminated. Cost and operating data and effluent analyses are presented.