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Main Title Occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater from nine publicly owned treatment works [electronic resource].
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water],
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA/821/R-09/009
Stock Number PB2010-103463
Subjects Sewage disposal plants. ; Emerging contaminants in water. ; Organic water pollutants. ; Water--Pollution--Research.
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment plants ; Waste water treatment ; Discharge(Water) ; Water pollution control ; Waste water disposal ; Hazardous wastes ; Toxic substances ; Sludges ; Impacts ; Legal aspects ; Organic compounds ; Industrial waste treatment ; Biodeterioration ; Contaminants of Emerging Concern(CEC) ; Public Owned Treatment Works(POTWs)
Internet Access
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http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/ppcp/studies/9potwstudy.pdf
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100534B.PDF
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NTIS  PB2010-103463 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/22/2010
Collation [85] p. : digital, PDF file, ill.
Abstract
The primary objective of EPAs Nine POTW Study (the Study) was to investigate the occurrence of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in untreated and fully treated wastewater at publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). EPA also initially investigated the occurrence of conventional, non-conventional, and toxic pollutants, including many of the pollutants in EPAs 1982 50-POTW Study (EPA, 1982). For the first four POTWs in this Study, EPA selected facilities that treated industrial discharges because POTWs receiving significant volumes of discharges from pharmaceutical or other manufacturing facilities might be expected to receive a significant quantity and variety of CECs.
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Title from title screen (viewed Jan. 4, 2010). "August 2009". "EPA-821-R-09-009". Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
"The primary objective of EPA's Nine POTW Study (the Study) was to investigate the occurrence of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in untreated and fully treated wastewater at publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). EPA also initially investigated the occurrence of conventional, non-conventional, and toxic pollutants, including many of the pollutants in EPA's 1982 "50-POTW Study" (EPA, 1982). For the first four POTWs in this Study, EPA selected facilities that treated industrial discharges because POTWs receiving significant volumes of discharges from pharmaceutical or other manufacturing facilities might be expected to receive a significant quantity and variety of CECs ... This report presents the findings from the Nine POTW Study for informational purposes. Caution should be used in interpreting the results. For several reasons, the study does not lend itself to national conclusions. The Study had two very distinct stages, each with different analytical methods, sampling techniques and POTW selection criteria. The nine POTWs in this study are not statistically representative of all POTWs in the country, nor would they be expected to statistically represent particular subpopulations of POTWs. The analytical methods were under development during much of this study, which resulted in certain data quality issues during laboratory analysis. Additionally, sample collection efforts were not designed to calculate removal of CECs from POTWs. Although some reduction in concentration levels of many CECs was observed in the effluent, the data are not sufficient to draw any conclusions about treatment effectiveness."--Introduction.