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Main Title Characteristics of wastewaters from ethical pharmaceutical industry.
Author Mayes, James H.
CORP Author Gulf South Research Inst., Baton Rouge, La.
Publisher National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 670-2-74-057; EPA-R-801159
Stock Number PB-233 116
OCLC Number 17865295
Additional Subjects Drug industry ; Chemical industry ; Industrial wastes ; Water pollution ; Industrial waste treatment ; Biodeterioration ; Classification ; Fermentation ; Effluents ; Water pollution control
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 670/2-74-057 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 04/08/2005 DISPERSAL
EJAD  EPA 670/2-74-057 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/30/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-74-057 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/09/2019
EJBD  EPA 670-2-74-057 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2020
NTIS  PB-233 116 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 48 pages illustrations
The available information allowed a breakdown into (1) pharmaceutical (formulation) plants, (2) pharmaceutical and chemical (sythesis) plants, and (3) all others (those using fermentation, biological preparation, extraction, and combinations). Analysis of the collected raw effluent data indicated that sanitary wastes were a major contributor in pharmaceutical plants. The wastes of the other categories were more dependent on specific operations and were, consequently, more variable. Fermentation wastes were, as expected, very high in biodegradable organics and usually were the predominant contributor in complex plants. Conventional biological treatment, both in-plant and at central facilities, is widely used and appears capable of achieving 90% removal of degradable organics. Advanced technology appears to be limited in application to specific wastes not amenable to biological treatment.
"EPA 670-2-74-057." "July 1974." Cover title. PB 233-116. Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-8).