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Main Title Physical-chemical treatment of a municipal wastewater using powdered carbon, no. II /
Author Burns, Donald E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cook, Darrell J.
Wallace, Richard N.
CORP Author Envirotech Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah. Eimco BSP Div.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Wastewater Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600/2-76-235; EPA-68-01-0183
Stock Number PB-263 134
OCLC Number 16052866
Subjects Sewage--Purification--Adsorption ; Carbon, Activated ; Water treatment plants--Utah--Salt Lake City--Pilot plants ; Water treatment plants--Pilot plants--Utah--Salt Lake City
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Chemical removal(Sewage treatment) ; Activated carbon treatment ; Municipalities ; Pilot plants ; Coagulation ; Dewatering ; Anaerobic processes ; Adsorption ; Calcium oxides ; Alums ; Phosphorus ; Vacuum filtration ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Design ; Performance ; Physical chemical treatment ; Salt Lake City(Utah)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-235 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-2-76-235 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/03/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-2-76-235 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/30/1999
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-235 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-263 134 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xviii, 328 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Salt Lake City municipal wastewater was treated in a nominal 100 gpm pilot plant by chemical coagulation-precipitation, powdered activated carbon adsorption and granular media filtration. Chemical-primary sludge was gravity thickened and vacuum filter dewatered. Spent carbon was gravity thickened, vacuum filter dewatered and thermally regenerated in a fluidized bed furnace. Solids-contact units were used for chemical treatment and carbon contacting. Soluble organic materials were found to be removed by a combination of chemical coagulation, anaerobic biological activity and adsorption on powdered carbon. Spent powdered carbon was effectively regenerated with an average fixed carbon recovery of 90 percent. Lime and alum-primary sludges were effectively dewatered by vacuum filtration. A high quality effluent was consistently produced, similar to that expected for conventional biological treatment followed by tertiary treatment for phosphorus and suspended solids removal.
"November 1976." "Contract no. 68-01-0183." Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-292).