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Main Title Characterization of priority pollutants from a secondary lead and battery manufacturing facility /
Author Mezey, Eugene J.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA/600/2-79/039; BATT-G-6617-0601; EPA-68-03-2552
Stock Number PB-293 155
Subjects Water--Pollution. ; Sewage--Purification.
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Lead(Metals) ; Electric batteries ; Industrial wastes ; Calcium oxides ; Concentration(Composition) ; Benzene ; Cyanides ; Phenols ; Design criteria ; Sampling
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NTIS  PB-293 155 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 35 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract
A plant site at which secondary lead is produced from old batteries was sampled utilizing the U.S. EPA protocol for the priority pollutants. The waste treatment plant at this site uses lime and settle techniques to remove pollutants from the wastewater before it is discharged into a stream. The results of the study show that the concentration of benzene and cyanides were below their detection limits in all of the streams sampled. Further, the concentrations of phenols were below their detection limit in both the influent and effluent of the treatment plant. The results of the study also show that the lime and settle treatment practiced at this site removes in excess of 90 percent of the lead, mercury, and zinc. The technique is slightly less effective for copper and cadmium because of their low concentrations in the influent to the treatment plant. Nevertheless, in excess of 70 percent of both copper and cadmium was removed. Because of the extremely low concentrations of antimony, chromium, and nickel in the influent to the treatment plant, the effectiveness of the lime and settle treatment for the removal of these metals could not be evaluated with any degree of confidence.
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Contract no. 68-03-2552. Jan. 1979. Includes bibliographical references (page 26). Microfiche.