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Main Title Cyanide removal from refinery wastewater using powdered activated carbon /
Author Huff, James E. ; Bigger, Jeffrey M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bigger, Jeffrey M.
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, IL.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/600/2-80/125; EPA-R-804029-01; IITRI-C6358
Stock Number PB80-211469
Subjects Petroleum refineries--Waste disposal. ; Cyanides. ; Carbon, Activated. ; Sewage--Purification--Activated sludge process.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Cyanides ; Activated carbon ; Activated sludge process ; Refineries ; Industrial waste treatment ; Petroleum industry ; Catalysts ; Oxidation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-211469 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 112 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The objective of this project was to evaluate the removal of low level cyanide in petroleum refinery wastewater by the addition of powdered activated carbon and cupric chloride to an activated sludge unit. The activated carbon and cupric chloride act as a catalyst in the oxidation and destruction of the cyanides. A two-phase study was carried out to develop the process. The first phase consisted of a bench-scale study using solutions of metal-cyanide complexes in order to determine the mechanics of cyanide destruction. The second phase consisted of bench-scale tests using actual refinery wastes.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Ada, Oklahoma, under EPA grant no. R804029-01. Conducted in cooperation with the Illinois Institute for Environmental Quality. Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-89). Microfiche.