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Main Title Foam flotation treatment of heavy metals and fluoride-bearing industrial wastewaters /
Author Wilson, David J.
CORP Author Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Tenn.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Ohio. Industrial Pollution Control Div.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/2-77/072; EPA-R-803564; PB267549
Stock Number PB-267 549
OCLC Number 06064875
Subjects Metals--Finishing--Waste disposal. ; Heavy metals. ; Fluorides.
Additional Subjects Industrial waste treatment ; Flotation ; Water pollution control ; Surfactants ; Sewage treatment ; Metals ; Foaming agents ; Trace elements ; Concentration(Composition) ; Lead(Metal) ; Isotherms ; Separation ; Cadmium ; Mercury(Metal) ; Copper ; Zinc ; Arsenic ; Columns(Process engineering) ; Mathematical models ; Numerical analysis ; Fluorides ; Smelters ; Brasses ; Water treatment ; Potable water ; Heavy metals ; Froth floation ; Aluminum smelters ; Lead smelters
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NTIS  PB-267 549 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 76 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Laboratory studies demonstrated that the floc foam flotation techniques are effective in removing lead, cadmium, mercury, copper, zinc, arsenic, and fluoride from dilute wastewaters to very low levels. Simulated as well as real industrial wastewaters were studied. Industrial wastewaters studied originated from primary aluminum smelters, secondary lead smelters, and brass mills. Copper, lead and arsenic are readily removed with Fe(OH)3 and sodium lauryl sulfate; fluoride and zinc, with Al(OH)3 and sodium lauryl sulfate; cadmium and mercury, with CuS and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide. Batch techniques as well as continuous flow systems were used; the latter proved to be more efficient. Possibility of surfactant recovery was investigated. Flotation column simulator computer program was also constructed. Floc foam flotation techniques are not suitable for treatment of wastes containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and adequate pH control is essential in most separations. Foam separation processes combine the attractive features of simplicity, economy, potential for recovery, and effective removal of pollutants at low concentrations in wastewaters.
EPA-600/2-77-072. Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-60).