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Main Title Wastewater demineralization by ion exchange /
Author Kreusch, Ed.
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Author Title of a Work
Schmidt, Kenneth D.
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency],
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA17040-EEE-12/71; W7209384
OCLC Number 01110201
ISBN $1.25
Subjects Sewage--Purification--ion exchange process.
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EKAD  TD757.5.K74 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/30/2002
Collation xi, 129 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
"Report date December 1971." Prepared under contract no. 14-12-599. Sponsored by U.S. EPA
Contents Notes
The feasibility of wastewater demineralization by ion exchange procedures was successfully demonstrated by pilot plant studies conducted on sewage effluent from an activated sludge treatment plant. A pretreatment unit consisting of lime clarification, dual media filtration, and granular activated carbon filtration was operated in series with the ion exchange system. Phosphate reductions were achieved by lime clarification at pH 10.0, but identical reductions were achieved by ion exchange alone. In addition ion exchange treatment without lime was cheaper. Ion exchange processes using strong acid cation exchange resin and weak base anion exchange resin can be readily applied to wastewater demineralization. Design of treatment plants for such a process applied to wastewater containing as much as 500 mg/l of ionizable solids can use established design parameters. Disposal of sludges and saline liquids must be considered.