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Main Title Treatment and disposal of complex industrial wastes /
Author Schimmel, C.,
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Griffin, D. B.
CORP Author Reichhold Chemicals, Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.;Alabama State Oil and Gas Board, University.;Geological Survey of Alabama, University.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-123
Stock Number PB-262 979
OCLC Number 02772967
Subjects Factory and trade waste ; Sewage disposal plants--Pilot plants ; Sewage--Purification
Additional Subjects Industrial waste treatment ; Water pollution control ; Chemical industry ; Concentration(Composition) ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Pilot plants ; Organic compounds ; Inorganic compounds ; Phenols ; Plant layout ; Effluents ; Carbon ; Adsorption ; Cost estimates ; Performance evaluation ; Operating costs ; Furnaces ; Modifications ; Coagulation ; Oxidation ; Tables(Data)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-123 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-76-123 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/03/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-123 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-262 979 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 182 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm.
The waste effluent from operation of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, plant of Reichhold Chemicals, Inc., results from both batch and continuous operations, contains both organic and inorganic wastes and varies both in composition and concentration. This report describes development of a bio-oxidation process which resulted in a significant reduction in BOD5 and COD loading and almost complete removal of phenols. Lack of reliability ascribed to the bio process led to development of an activated carbon adsorption process that has resulted in the average removal of 90% of the COD, 75% of the BOD5 and over 99% of the phenol load in the RCI process waste. Bio-oxidation should not be overlooked for treating industrial wastes although its usefulness is limited with respect to bacterial poisons, such as phenol, and by ambient temperature changes that result in variable biological activity.
"November 1976." "Project No. 12020 EGC."