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Main Title Disposal of Wastes from Water Treatment Plants.
CORP Author American Water Works Association Research Foundation, New York.
Year Published 1969
Report Number WP-ORD-2; WP-1535-01-69; FWPCA-12120-ERC; 12120-08/69,; 00162
Stock Number PB-186 157
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Wastes(Sanitary engineering)) ; ( Wastes(Sanitary engineering) ; Disposal) ; Iron ; Manganese ; Reports ; Costs ; Analysis ; Industrial plants ; Sludge disposal ; Water treatment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-186 157 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 295p
The report is an intensive study of the disposal of wastes from water treatment plants. The wastes include filter washwater; sludge resulting from coagulation, softening, iron and manganese removal processes; diatomaceous earth filtration; and ion exchange brines. The control of pollution from these wastes is a high priority problem for the water utility industry. A series of four status reports describe in detail what is known of the research, engineering, plant operation, and regulatory aspects of the problem. A special report reviews current technology and analyzes costs of disposal methods, based on data collected from fifteen operating plants. A conference was organized to provide expert evaluation of each report and to extend the data available. Final reports were prepared by committees of conference participants to identify future needs for information in each aspect of the waste disposal problem. These reports recommend substantially expanded programs of research and demonstration. They include extensive lists of specific problems which must be investigated to develop effective and economical technology. Committee reports also recommend establishment of a central service to promote the planning of research and development, and to implement effective programs of new or improved technology. The service would collect, coordinate, and disseminate data on all aspects of water treatment plant waste disposal problems. (Author)