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Main Title Reclamation of metal values from metal-finishing waste treatment sludges /
Author Tripler, Arch B., ; Tripler, Jr., Arch B. ; Cherry, Jr., R. H. ; Smithson, Jr., G. Ray
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Author Title of a Work
Cherry, R. H.
Smithson, G. R.,
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-670/2-75-018; EPA-ROAP-21AZO; EPA-12010-FXD
Stock Number PB-242 018
OCLC Number 01416500
Subjects Metals--Finishing--Waste disposal ; Sewage--Purification
Additional Subjects Electroplating ; Metal finishing ; Industrial waste treatment ; Materials recovery ; Reclamation ; Sludge ; Sludge disposal ; Ion exchanging ; Spectrochemical analysis ; Leaching ; Cost estimates ; Electrowinning ; Pilot plants ; Questionnaires ; Waste recycling ; Secondary materials industry
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 670-2-75-018 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/10/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-75-018 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-75-018 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/28/2017
NTIS  PB-242 018 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 88 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
The efforts of this program have included the determination of the worth of recovering metal values from metal-finishers' wastewater treatment sludges, the definition and research of processes for such recovery, and the selection, design, and costing of a recommended process. The study included a survey of the literature to determine the state-of-the-art regarding the generation, disposal, and recovery treatment practices relevant to metal-finishers' sludges, and to identify metal recovery processes possibly applicable to those sludges. This information was supplemented with a survey by questionnaire to determine the current status of relevant practices and conditions. Field investigations provided detailed examples of plant practices, sludge storage conditions, and sludge characteristics. The extraction of metal values from waste sludges by various leaching agents, and the recovery of metal values by techniques including electrowinning, cementation, and liquid-liquid ion exchange were studied. A portable pilot process for the treatment of waste sludges and recovery of metal values was selected and equipment and operating costs developed.
"Program element no. 1BB036." Report prepared by Battelle-Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio. Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-88).