||Annual Report Water Resources Research in Virginia under Public Law 88-379 Fiscal Year 1970.
||Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg. Water Resources Research Center.
||Bull-40; OWRR-A-999-VA; 05555; A-999-VA(10)
( Water resources ;
Water quality ;
Water consumption ;
Waste water ;
Water treatment ;
Phosphorous organic compounds ;
Industrial waste treatment ;
Activated sludge process ;
Activated carbon ;
Nuclear power plants ;
Ground water ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
An examination of the various water resources problems of Virginia reveals that no one dominant problem is common to all sections of the State. Therefore, the Virginia Water Resources Research Center studied the critical elements of a variety of problems hoping that this approach will provide a large return for each research dollar expended and will be of some assistance to the several areas of the State. Southeastern Virginia is experiencing a severe lowering of water tables due to excessive pumping. The establishment of water quality standards for the streams of the State pursuant to the Water Quality Act of 1965 has had a significant impact on all sections of the State. Development in some northern Virginia communities has been slowed because additional wastewater hookups have been enjoined until treatment facilities are modified or improved for increasing the removal of phosphorus and nitrogen. Improved operating parameters were developed for increasing phosphorus removal in the conventional activated sludge process. The existing biological and chemical condition of the North Anna River, the proposed site of a nuclear electric plant were inventoried. Waste nylon can be used to remove phenol from water. The research results show promise for the removal of this objectionable chemical. (WRSIC)