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Main Title Electrolytic treatment of oily wastewater from manufacturing and machining plants /
Author Gealer, R. L. ; Golovoy, A. ; Weintraub, M. H.
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Author Title of a Work
Golovoy, A.
Weintraub, M.
CORP Author Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-143; EPA-S-804174
Stock Number PB80-225113
OCLC Number 13604432
Subjects Petroleum waste--United States. ; Factory and trade waste--United States. ; Electrolytic cells.
Additional Subjects Oils ; Industrial waste treatment ; Water pollution control ; Metal working ; Emulsions ; Industrial wastes ; Pilot plants ; Performance evaluation ; Electrolytic cells ; Iron hydroxides ; Oil pollution control
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EHAM  QH541.R2 EPA-, 600/2, 80-143 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-143 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/12/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-143 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/21/2014
ERAD  EPA 600/2-80-143 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/09/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-143 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/18/2005
NTIS  PB80-225113 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 49 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A continuous electrolytic treatment is being developed to remove emulsified oil from dilute oily wastewater streams, such as is generated in metal working operations. In this process, the wastewater permeates through an iron chip bed anode and steel mesh cathode. A potential is applied to the electrodes, forming ferrous ions at the anode and hydroxyl ions at the cathode. The ferrous ions react in a complex manner with the emulsifying agents, destabilizing the emulsion and generating an oil rich floating sludge and essentially oil-free water. A pilot plant unit capable of processing about 5700 l/day (1500 gal/day) was designed, constructed, and evaluated at an actual plant site. Operating parameters and process equipment were evaluated to assess the potential and problems of the process. Wastewater with initial oil concentrations in the range of 300 to 7,000 ppm of solvent extractables has been reduced to less than 50 ppm in 90% of the test runs, and to less than 25 ppm in 38%.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, submitted by Ford Motor Company, under grant no. S-807174. Includes bibliographical references (page 48).