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Main Title Destruction of cyanide in wastewaters : review and evaluation /
Author Weathington, B. Chris.
CORP Author Hittman Ebasco Associates, Inc., Columbia, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/2-88/031; EPA-68-03-3037; EPA-68-03-3197
Stock Number PB88-213046
Subjects Cyanide wastes--Environmental aspects. ; Water--Purification--Ultraviolet treatment--Evaluation. ; Titanium dioxide.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Cyanide ; Wastewater ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Destruction ; Contaminants ; Cost effectiveness ; Chemical effluents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-213046 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 72 pages ; 28 cm
The report presents a review of known cyanide destruction technologies with respect to applicability, feasibility, effectiveness and cost. Particular emphasis was placed on the destruction of complex cyanides. Laboratory studies were conducted to evaluate a photocatalytic process to convert simple cyanides, iron cyanides and thiocyanates to cyanate using titanium oxide (TiO2) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The scope of the problem of cyanide in wastewater or leachate and the effectiveness of twelve different technologies which have been applied to the destruction of cyanide were assessed by review of available literature and discussions with industry and government authorities. Brief summaries of the problem and the current technologies are contained in the report. In general, the primary concern with cyanide effluent is its propensity to form complexes which are difficult to remove and can later break down to highly toxic forms.
Caption title. "May 1988." "EPA/600/2-88/031." Microfiche.