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Main Title Effects of thermal discharge on aquatic insects in the Tennessee Valley /
Author Tennessen, Kenneth J. ; Raphaelian, L. A. ; Harrison, W.
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Miller, Johnny L.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority. Division of Environmental Planning.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600/7-78-128; W-31-109-ENG-38
Stock Number ANL/WR-78-2
OCLC Number 05306651
Subjects Aquatic insects--Texas--Tennessee Valley Region. ; Aquatic animals--Effect of water pollution on. ; Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc.--Tennessee river--Physiological effect.
Additional Subjects Insects, Aquatic--Tennessee Valley region ; Aquatic animals, Effect of water pollution on ; Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc.--Tennessee river--Physiological effect ; Organic compounds ; Petroleum refineries ; Waste water ; Water pollution control ; Activated carbon ; Aromatics ; Chemical analysis ; Chromatography ; Ecological concentration ; Filtration ; Refining ; Sampling ; Separation processes ; Spectrometers ; Trace amounts ; Variations ; ERDA/520200 ; ERDA/020900 ; ERDA/400105 ; Performance evaluation ; Water pollution detection ; Water analysis
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-128 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJED  EPA 600-7-78-128 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-128 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/10/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-128 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  ANL/WR-78-2 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xii, 50 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Wastewater at SOHIO's Toledo refinery was sampled every four hours for four successive days in December 1976. Effluents from the full-scale system (dissolved-air-flotation (DAF) unit and final clarifier for the activated-sludge unit) and an add-on pilot-scale unit (mixed-media filter and activated-carbon columns) were sampled for analysis of common wastewater parameters and trace organic compounds. Grab samples taken every four hours were composited daily. Organics were isolated into acid, base, and neutral fractions. Four-day composites of these daily extracts were analyzed by capillary-column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Some 304 compounds were identified in the neutral fraction of the DAF effluent and removal of these organics by the activated-sludge and add-on treatment units was estimated. Numerous data for the approximate concentration of organic compounds are presented. Common wastewater parameters are also presented for comparison to specific organics concentration data. The activated-sludge unit removed aromatic compounds better than it did nonaromatics whereas the activated-carbon unit was better at removal of nonaromatic compounds. Average percentage removal of those organics present in the DAF effluent was greater than 99 percent (activated sludge), approximately 0 percent (mixed-media filter), and less than 1 percent (activated carbon). Of the approximately 1 percent of trace organics remaining in the final-clarifier effluent, 81 percent (by weight) were removed by the activated carbon. Because of variations in extraction efficiencies, amount of sample injected, losses on the GC column and transfer lines, and other sources of error, these are only approximate removal estimates. (ERA citation 04:004441)
Issued July 1978. Interagency Agreement No. D8-E721-DR, Project No. E-AP 80-BDR, Program Element No. INE-625A. Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-49).