||Development of treatment and control technology for refractory petrochemical wastes /
Coco, John H. ;
Klein, Elias ;
Howland, Donna ;
Mayes, James H. ;
Myers, William A.
||Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory.
|| Environmental Protectin Agency, Office of Research and Development [Office of Air, Land, and Water Use], Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA/600/2-79/080; EPA-S-800773; GSRI-326-429-11
Petroleum chemicals industry--Waste disposal. ;
Petrochemical industry ;
Water pollution control ;
Industrial waste treatment ;
Activated carbon treatment ;
Steam distillation ;
Performance evaluation ;
Process charting ;
Halogen organic compounds ;
Solvent extraction ;
Activated carbon ;
Waste recycling ;
Biological industrial waste treatment ;
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||xvi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This summary document presents the results of research and development work pertaining to the treatment of biorefractory organic pollutants emanating from petrochemical processing plants. Specifically, it covers application of the unit operations of (1) carbon adsorption, (2) steam stripping, (3) solvent extraction, and (4) ozonation to a number of process effluents from halogenated hydrocarbon, isocyanate, acetylene, and styrene manufacturing industries. In addition to these unit operation evaluations, a study was undertaken to develop an activated carbon from a by-product soot which results from the manufacture of acetylene. Quantities of raw soot were dried, pretreated, pelletized, and activated to yield a product with commercial potential which had about 80 percent as much adsorption capacity as a similar commercial product.
Grant no. S800773. April 1979. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.