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Main Title Magnesium carbonate, a recycled coagulant for water treatment /
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Author Title of a Work
Thompson, C. G.
Black, A. P.
CORP Author Gainesville (Fla.). Department of Public Utilities.
Publisher [U.S. Govt. Print. Off.],
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA/620-R-71-051; 12120 ESW 06/71; EPA-12120-ESW; 09387,
Stock Number PB-209 938
OCLC Number 39559867
Subjects Water--Purification. ; Magnesium carbonate.
Additional Subjects Water--Purification ; Magnesium carbonate ; ( Water treatment ; Clarification) ; ( Coagulants ; Magnesium carbonates) ; ( Coagulation ; Water treatment) ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Magnesium hydroxides ; Calcium oxides ; Performance evaluation ; Sludge disposal ; Reclamation ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Cost estimates ; Operating costs ; Chemical reactions ; Decoloring
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 620-R-71-051 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/25/2011
EJBD  EPA 620-R-71-051 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/07/2013
EKAD  12120 ESW 06/71 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/16/2002 DISPERSAL
EKAD  TD433.G333 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/16/2002 DISPERSAL
ELBD RPS EPA 12120-ESW-06-71 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 12120-ESW-06-71 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/18/2020
NTIS  PB-209 938 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, 106 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Laboratory investigations into the use of magnesium carbonate instead of alum for coagulation have demonstrated that the magnesium carbonate system produces a treated water with superior characteristics compared to water treated with alum. Both turbidity and organic color removals were comparable for both processes, and the flocs formed by the magnesium carbonate process were larger and heavier than alum flocs with better settling characteristics. The process involves the use of the magnesium carbonate as a coagulant and lime is added to precipitate gelatinous Mg(OH)2. The sludge, composed of a slurry of Mg(OH)2, CaCO3, and clay is carbonated and the Mg(OH)2 selectively and completely dissolved. Recycle after filtering allows re-use of both the magnesium carbonate and the sludge water. CaCO3 can also be recovered easily in large plants or landfilled at small ones. Chemical treatment costs for most waters can be substantially reduced using this system, while the quality of treated water will be superior to the quality of alum-treated water. (Author)
"June, 1971." "EPA/620-R-71-051." "Project 12120 ESW." "For the Office of Research and Monitoring, Environmental Protection Agency." Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-85).