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Main Title Biological removal of carbon and nitrogen compounds from coke plant wastes /
Author Barker, J. E. ; Barker, John E. ; Melkumova., G. G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Thompson, R. J.,
Myers, Leon H.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla. Treatment and Control Research Program.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Monitoring,
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-R2-73-167; EPA-12010-EDY; W73-11328
Stock Number PB-221 485
OCLC Number 01027768
Subjects Coke industry--By-products ; Coke industry--Waste disposal ; Carbon compounds
Additional Subjects Industrial waste treatment ; Ammonia ; Coking ; Industrial waste treatment ; Water pollution ; Pilot plants ; Performance evaluation ; Phenol ; Cyanides ; Thiocyanates ; Nitrification ; Aerobic processes ; Anaerobic processes ; Water pollution control ; Denitrification ; Biological industrial waste treatment ; ORM
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA R2-73-167 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2011
EJBD  EPA R2-73-167 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/08/2014
ELBD RPS EPA R2-73-167 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/30/2017
EMBD  PB221-485 MF NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/24/1994
NTIS  PB-221 485 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 178 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 27 cm
A one-year study of a biological process for treatment of coke plant ammonia liquor was conducted. The process was designed to remove carbon compounds and ammonia. The pilot plant consisted of three treatment systems arranged in series. These systems were designed for the removal of carbon compounds, the oxidation of ammonia to nitrate (nitrification), and the reduction of nitrate to nitrogen gas (denitrification). The results of the study indicate that the biological process can be used to remove carbon compounds and ammonia from dilute ammonia liquor. Treatment efficiencies obtained include removals of greater than 99.9 percent phenol, 80 percent COD, and 90 percent ammonia. Removal efficiencies for cyanide and thiocyanate were less encouraging with averages of 57 and 17 percent, respectively.
"April 1973." "Project 12010 EDY." "Project Officer: Leon H. Myers." "Petroleum-Organic Chemicals Wastes Section, Treatment and Control Research Program, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Ada, Oklahoma." Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-109).