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Main Title The significance and control of wastewater floatables in coastal waters /
Author Selleck, Robert E. ; Bracewell, Lloyd W. ; Carter., Ralf
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Author Title of a Work
Bracewell, Lloyd W.,
Carter, Ralf,
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley. Sanitary Engineering Research Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-660/3-74-016; EPA-R-800373
Stock Number PB-239 938
OCLC Number 01204449
Subjects Water--Pollution--Pacific Coast (North America) ; Water--Pollution--California ; Waste disposal in the ocean--Environmental aspects ; North America--Pacific Coast
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Sewage ; California Bight ; Particle size ; Sampling ; Outfall sewers ; Waste water ; Coasts ; Particles ; Films ; Ocean surface ; Greases ; Oils ; Bacteria ; Pacific Ocean ; Ocean waste disposal
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 660-3-74-016 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2013
EKCD  EPA 660/3-74-016 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/27/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-3-74-016 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 660-3-74-016 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
NTIS  PB-239 938 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Significance of flotage derived from submerged primary effluent plumes in the Southern California Bight is evaluated in terms of three components: Particulates > or = 0.5 mm in size, particulates < or = 0.1 mm in size, and surface film materials. The sampling methods utilized to collect the flotage from the surface are described in detail. The surface film and micro-particulates were captured by fabric screen samplers developed during the course of the study. It was found that the large particulates penetrated the ocean thermocline and gathered on the surface in profusion. The grease and wax portions of the particulates could be measured reliably with hexane extraction, with the mass of HEM of sewage origin being in the order of a metric ton on the water surface within the study area. Such particulates contained considerable numbers of coliform bacteria but little PCB compounds or pesticides.
Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under contract R-800373, program element 1BA025, Roap/Task 21 AIS 16. Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-101).