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Main Title Removal of fluorides from industrial wastewaters using activated alumina /
Author Frankel, I. F. ; Frankel, Irwin. ; Juergens, Eric
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Author Title of a Work
Jurgens, Erick.
CORP Author Feldspar Corp., Spruce Pine, NC.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-058; EPA-R-804377
Stock Number PB80-190549
OCLC Number 13600930
Subjects Fluorides. ; Factory and trade waste. ; Water--Fluoridation. ; Water--Purification.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Fluorides ; Flotation ; Aluminium oxide ; Adsorption ; Cost analysis ; Capitalized costs ; Industrial waste treatment ; Feldspaes ; Operating costs
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EHAM  QH541.R2 EPA-600/2-, 80-058 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/2-80-058 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/14/1997
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-058 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-058 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/01/2016
EKAM  EPA 600/2-80-058 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 04/09/1999
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-058 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-190549 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 45 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A four-step, bench-scale process has been developed that is capable of removing at least 92 percent of the soluble fluoride from feldspar flotation process wastewaters at a projected cost of $1.03/kkg ($0.93/ton) of feldspar. For a 163,000 kkg/year (180,000 ton/year) plant, the initial capital expenditure would be about $200,000. The wastewater is pretreated with sodium hydroxide, lime, and calcium chloride, which removes an initial 50 to 60 percent of fluoride. The clarified water is then passed through a bed of activated alumina for further fluoride removal. The activated alumina is regenerated with a 1-percent sodium hydroxide solution, and fluoride in the caustic liquor is effectively precipitated with calcium chloride. The fluoride can be recovered in concentrated form as insoluble calcium fluoride filter cake.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, under grant no. R-804377. Includes bibliographical references (page 22).