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Main Title Biodegradability and Biochemical Oxygen Demand of Pyridine and 3-Picoline in Waste Water with Cover Letter.
CORP Author Reilly Tar and Chemical Corp., Indianapolis, IN.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Year Published 1984
Report Number 878214724
Stock Number OTS-0206641
Additional Subjects Waste water treatment ; Environmental fate ; Biodegradation ; Toxicity ; 3-picoline ; Methyl pyridines ; Biological oxygen demand (BOD) ; Reilly Tar and Chemical Corporation ; CAS No 1333-41-1 ; CAS No 108-99-6 ; Activated sludge digestion ; CAS No 110-86-1
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NTIS  OTS-0206641 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 146p
Biological degradation of wastes was obtained in a pilot treatment plant using long residence times with continuous aeration in a combination trickling filter and activated sludge digestion unit. Pyridine was found to be extensively biodegradable (up to 100%) and was also found to exert a significant proportion of its theoretical biological oxygen demand (BOD) value when added to the treatment system. Beta-picoline was also found to be substantially degraded (up to 92%) and while exerting an effect on its theoretical BOD, it was not found to be as substantial as pyridine's influence.