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Main Title Spreadsheet Program to Ascertain Residuals Radionuclide Concentrations (SPARRC), Version 1.0 (for Microcomputers).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Drinking Water Standards Div.
Publisher Aug 93
Year Published 1993
Stock Number PB96-500913
Additional Subjects Water treatment plants ; Radioisotopes ; Radioecological concentration ; Software ; Natural radioactivity ; Sludges ; Brines ; Waste water ; Estimation ; Maximum permissible level ; Regulations ; Requirements ; Diskettes ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB96-500913 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 diskette
Several radionuclides such as radon, radium, uranium, alpha emitters, and beta and photon emitters are to be regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Safe Drinking Water Act. When water treatment plants remove these contaminants from drinking water sources, the contaminants get transferred to the treatment plant residuals such as wash water, brines, and sludges. The presence of radionuclides in treatment plant wastes, depending on the concentration relative to allowable limits, may limit the use of less expensive disposal options for those residuals, thereby increasing the costs. Depending on the concentration of co-contaminants in residuals, thereby increasing the costs. Depending on the concentration of co-contaminants in residuals, the residuals might be classified as hazardous under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The cost of residuals disposal is also a function of the volume (and/or mass) of the residuals. Therefore, it is important to estimate the quantities, radionuclide concentrations, and co-contaminant concentrations of residuals generated from water treatment plants that remove naturally-occurring radionuclides. The Spreadsheet Program to Ascertain Residuals radionuclide Concentrations (SPARRC) can be used to estimate the waste volumes and concentrations of radionuclides (and be used co-contaminants) in the residuals from water treatment plants removing naturally-occurring radionuclides. This computer program has been developed in support of the EPA's revision to the 1990 document entitled 'Suggested Guidelines for the Disposal of Drinking Water Treatment Wastes Containing Naturally Occurring Radionuclides'.