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Main Title Biodegradation studies of carboxymethyl tartronate /
Author Barth, E. F. ; Tabak, H. H. ; Mashni, C. I.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Tabak, H. H.
Mashni, C. I.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Wastewater Research Div.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/2-78/115
Stock Number PB-286 970
OCLC Number 53452745
Subjects Biodegradation. ; Sewage--Purification--Activated sludge process.
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Activated sludge ; Water pollution control ; Oxygen organic compounds ; Laboratory equipment ; Chemical reactors ; Biomass ; Inorganic phosphates ; Activated carbon ; Anaerobic processes ; Detergents ; Tartonic acid/carboxy-(methyl-ester)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-286 970 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 viii, 35 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Carboxymethyl tartronate (CMT) was shown to be biodegradable in bench-scale activated sludge reactors. After initial exposure to CMT in continuous flow systems an acclimation period of 14 weeks was necessary before efficient degradation occurred. Once acclimated to CMT the biomass could be starved in regard to this substrate for at least 1.6 times the sludge age and still retain capacity to degrade the material upon re-introduction. Activated carbon was not found to be effective for CMT removal at a pH value of 7.
Issued July 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-24). Microfiche.