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Main Title Field and laboratory studies for the development of effluent standards for the steam electric power industry /
Author Mesich, Frank G. ; Owen, Milton L.
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Author Title of a Work
Owen, Milton L.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-209; EPA-68-02-2608
Stock Number PB-299 097
OCLC Number 08353311
Subjects Water--Pollution--United States--Measurement. ; Coal-fired power plants--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Inorganic compounds ; Organic compounds ; Field tests ; Electric power plants ; Industrial wastes ; Carbon ; Chemical analysis ; Water analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Samples ; Osmosis ; Activated carbon ; Absorption ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Distillation ; Technology ; Reverse osmosis
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9101DLUB.PDF
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-209 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-209 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/24/2014
EKAM  600/7-78/209 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/19/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-209 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/12/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-209 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-299 097 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The report gives results of an evaluation of carbon absorption, chemical precipitation, reverse osmosis, and vapor compression distillation (VCD) as removal technologies for priority pollutants from wastewater streams of utility power plants. All but VCD were bench-scale tested for the removal of low concentration (1-50 ppb) pollutants from cooling tower blowdown and ash pond effluents at three coal-fired plants. The removal of organic pollutants (by activated carbon and reverse osmosis) and inorganic pollutants (by chemical precipitation and reverse osmosis) were evaluated at these plants. An operational VCD unit handling a combined waste stream was tested for the removal of both organic and inorganic pollutants at a fourth coal-fired plant. Samples of plant make-up water, cooling tower blowdown, ash pond effluent, and effluent waters from the treatment technologies were analyzed for priority organic and inorganic pollutants. Only eight pollutants were measured in concentrations greater than 10 ppb; none of these were common to all the plants studied. Carbon absorption and reverse osmosis removed priority pollutants, but low concentrations prevented definitive conclusions on their removal effectiveness. Chemical precipitation, reverse osmosis, and VCD effectively reduced low concentration inorganic compounds, including arsenic, copper, and lead, all of which were present in significant concentrations in at least one wastewater stream.
Notes
"Radian Corporation." "November 1978." Includes bibliographical references (p. 91). "Contract no. 68-02-2608, task no. 22, program element no. EHE624A."