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Main Title pH Control of Industrial Effluents. Volume 1.
CORP Author Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton, Washington, DC. ;Centec Corp., Reston, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher Jun 78
Year Published 1978
Stock Number PB95-203873
Additional Subjects pH control ; Sewage treatment ; Industrial plants ; Buffers(Chemistry) ; Aquatic biology ; Waste water treatment ; Effluents ; Regulations ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-203873 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 183p
The report is a comprehensive study of the technical feasibility, costs, and benefits of controlling pH within the range of 6 to 9 at all times. In Section 2 of the report, the nature of pH is discussed and its extreme sensitivity in unbuffered water and effluent is presented. The concept of buffering is introduced and a brief history of pH regulations is given. In Section 3, the effect of pH in waterways on organisms is examined and various sources of pH change are placed in perspective within industrial discharges. In Section 4, the most advanced methods of pH control and the limitations of these systems for industrial effluent pH control are discussed.