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Main Title A test method for volatile component stripping of waste water /
Author Thibodeaux, Louis J.,
CORP Author Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Coll. of Engineering.;Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Lab., Corvallis, Oreg.;Office of Water Resources Research, Washington, D.C.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-660/2-74-044; PB235567
Stock Number PB235567
OCLC Number 02038476
Subjects Factory and trade waste ; Sewage--Purification ; Industrial Waste
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Industrial waste treatment ; Aeration ; Strippers ; Desorption ; Organic compounds ; Cooling towers ; Laboratory tests ; Mass transfer ; Waste water ; Textile industry ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Volatility ; Gas chromatography ; Alcohols ; Food processing ; Metal industry ; Petroleum industry ; Drug industry ; Paper industry ; Chemical oxygen demand
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EJBD  EPA 660-2-74-044 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-2-74-044 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 660-2-74-044 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/13/2016
NTIS  PB-235 567 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 130 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
This work is concerned with the air-strippable volatile organic fraction of industrial wastewaters. The primary purpose was to develop laboratory apparatus and procedures that may be employed to assess the desirability of air-stripping in cooling towers as a treatment operation for removal of a portion of the organics from industrial wastewater. The apparatus developed consists of a short packed (Intalox Saddle) section with liquid recirculation and single pass countercurrent air flow. Desorption is performed in the apparatus at 25C and ambient pressure conditions. Samples were representative of: poultry, metal, oil-field, canning, pharmaceutical, paper, food, fibers, petroleum refinery and petrochemical industries. BOD, COD, TOC and gas chromatographic analysis were employed with the experiments. Industrial wastewaters were found to contain a non-volatile organic fraction that remains in the aqueous phase and a volatile organic fraction that can be transferred to the air phase. The net result of the desorption experiments is that some industrial wastewaters can be effectively treated by air-stripping a sizeable portion of the dissolved organics. (Modified author abstract)
Report prepared by College of Enginering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. "Project no. R-801876; program element 1BB037." Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-68).