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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 For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
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 ARCHIVE EPA 660-2-74-044 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/31/2012
EJBD  EPA 660-2-74-044 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 660-2-74-044 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/13/2016
ESBD  EPA-660-2-74-044 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/19/2017
NTIS  PB-235 567 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2020
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)
"Project no. R-801876; program element 1BB037." Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-68).