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Main Title Reverse osmosis renovation of primary sewage /
Author Feuerstein, D. L.
CORP Author Feuerstein, D. L.
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency],
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPAEQO-17040-EFQ-02/71; W7206054; EPA/620/R-71/017
OCLC Number 00314916
Subjects Sewage--Purification--Reverse osmosis process.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 620-R-71-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/18/2011
EJBD  EPA 620-R-71-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/04/2013
EKAD  17040EFQ02/71 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/30/2002
EKAD  TD754.E58 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/30/2002
ELBD  EPA 17040-EFQ-02-71 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/01/2011
Collation vii, 60 pages : illustrations, diagrams, charts ; 28 cm.
"Report date February 1971." Includes bibliographical references (page 39). Sponsored by U.S. EPA Contract Number: 14-12-885 "17040EFQ02/71"--Cover.
Contents Notes
A reverse osmosis pilot plant was operated on both primary and secondary effluent and the results compared. Data indicated that high axial feedwater velocities were necessary to prevent membrane fouling. The main substances causing fouling were suspended particulates, inorganic salt precipitates, and dissolved organic matter, as well as some other substances which are unknown at this time. Suspended particulates were flocculated, settled, and filtered out of the wastes, inorganic salt precipitation was controlled by pH adjustment, except in the presence of calcium sulfate, and dissolved organic matter can be removed by biological treatment. Cleansing the membrane with an enzyme-active laundry pre-soak formulation proved beneficial for both wastes.