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Main Title Protocol development for the prediction of the fate of organic priority pollutants in biological wastewater treatment systems /
Author Kirsch, E. J. ; Grady, C. P. L. ; Wukasch, R. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Grady, C. P. L.
WuKasch, R. F.
CORP Author Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Water Engineering Research Laboratory ; N.T.I.S. [distributor],
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 600/2-85-141; EPA-R-805858
Stock Number PB86-135654
Subjects Sewage--Purification--Organic compounds removal. ; Sewage--Purification--Biological treatment.
Additional Subjects Activated sludge process ; Sewage treatment ; Hazardous materials ; Biodeterioration ; Anaerobic processes ; Kinetics ; Sludge digestion ; Toxicity ; Substrates ; Phenols ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Vaporizing ; Sorption ; Biological treatment ; Phenol/pentachloro
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-135654 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 145 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Research was conducted on biodegradability of toxic and/or hazardous organic priority pollutant compounds. The studies have produced a biodegradation testing protocol to provide a scientific basis for predicting the fate of these compounds in typical activated sludge treatment plants that employ anaerobic digestion as a method of solids stabilization. The biodegradation protocol includes a three-level approach for aerobic studies. The testing procedure focuses on the study of (1) biodegradability of substrate including kinetics and effluent quality as a function of solids retention time; (2) partitioning and intermedia transport including volatilization and sorption; and (3) toxicity to activated sludge systems and to anaerobic digestion.