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Main Title Treatment of metal finishing wastes by use of ferrous sulfide /
Author Yeligar, M. B. ; Bagenski, G. ; Schlauch, R. M.
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Bagenski, G.
Schlauch, R. M.
CORP Author Colt Industries, Inc., Paris, TN. Holley Carburetor Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab. Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/2-81/142; EPA-S-804648
Stock Number PB81-233579
Subjects Metals--Finishing--Waste disposal ; Precipitation (Chemistry) ; Sulfides ; Sulphides
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Metal finishing ; Industrial waste treatment ; Performance evaluation ; Economic analysis ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Zinc ; Chromium ; Aluminum ; Iron ; Inorganic phosphates ; Sedimentation ; Sulfex process
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NTIS  PB81-233579 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 88 pages : illustrations
This demonstration was performed to study the operation, performance and economics of a new sulfide precipitation process ('Sulfex'TN), for treating metal finishing wastewaters. The study was performed by Holley Carburetor Division of Colt Industries, with assistance from the Permutit Company, at the carburetor manufacturing plant in Paris, Tennessee. Here 'Udylite' processes are used for chromate conversion coatings on aluminum and zinc parts before assembly. A newly installed SulfexTN system removes chromium and zinc from the plant's metal finishing wastewater. It also removes suspended material such as precipitated aluminum, iron and phosphates. Major steps in the system are: equalization and neutralization of untreated wastewater, precipitation of metals and sedimentation of suspended solids, polishing of settler effluent with dual media filtration, and final dewatering of settled sludge. Results show all metals and suspended solids were removed to levels well below both the city sewer system limitations and the state guidelines. Excellent sludge dewatering resulted in the filter press without use of additional conditioning agents. No hydrogen sulfide odor was detected from the reaction process, treated effluent, or the solid waste produced. Jar tests were used for controlling effective wastewater treatment and economical operation.
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