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Main Title Removal of color, detergents, and other refractory substances from textile wastewater /
Author Kurbiel, Jerzy,
CORP Author Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Krakow (Poland). Krakow Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-072
Stock Number PB-280 242
OCLC Number 04948631
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Sewage--Purification ; Textile industry--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Textile industry ; Water pollution control ; Colors(Materials) ; Decoloring ; Detergents ; Refractory materials ; Filtration ; Industrial wastes ; Ion exchange resins ; Feasibility ; Coagulation ; Chlorination ; Adsorption ; Activated carbon ; Ozone ; Oxidation ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Tables(Data) ; Hyperfiltration
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA-600/2-78-072 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-072 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-072 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-072 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 242 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxvii, 459 pages : illustrations ; 28.
The report gives results of laboratory and pilot scale research to determine the effectiveness and economic feasibility of various physicochemical tertiary treatments in removing color, detergents, and other refractory pollutants from textile wastewater that has been previously treated biologically with activated sludge. Tertiary treatments included filtration on single and dual media filters, conventional and contact coagulation, adsorption on granular activated carbon, oxidation with ozone, ion exchange on anionic and cationic resins, and hyperfiltration. Each treatment was investigated individually and in combined systems. Results indicate that all tertiary treatments were effective in removing individual pollutants. However, feasibility of the processes (determined by economic factors, energy consumption, and technical availability) differed considerably. Hyperfiltration is more energy intensive than the other tertiary treatments. Ion-exchange resulted in poor COD removal and a large amount of post-generation wastewater. The most effective combined tertiary treatment consisted of contact coagulation on upflow filters, followed by dual media filtrations. The filtrations were preceded by chlorination with NaOCl and followed by adsorption on activated carbon as the final step.
Prepared for Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Public Law 480, SFC 055323, program element no. 1BB610. March 1978. Includes bibliographical references.