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Main Title Survey of biological treatment in the iron and steel industry /
Author Finn, D. F. ; Stockham, J. D.
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Author Title of a Work
Stockham, John D.
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, IL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-010; EPA-68-02-2617
Stock Number PB-295 048
OCLC Number 07701927
Subjects Sewage--Purification--Biological treatment ; Coke industry--By-products ; Factory and trade waste--United States
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Iron and steel industry ; Industrial waste treatment ; Substitutes ; Nitrification ; Denitrification ; Coking ; Oxidation ; Sources ; Performance evaluation ; Biological industrial waste treatment
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EHAM  EPA-600/2-79-010 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/22/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-79-010 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/22/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-79-010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-010 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-295 048 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 23 pages ; 28 cm.
Abstract The report gives results of a survey of current uses of biological treatment methods for U.S. iron and steel industry wastewater. It includes identification and characterization, on a pollutant component basis, of waste streams receiving treatment; capabilities of biological treatment; advantages and disadvantages of various biological systems; nitrification and denitrification; current utilization of biological treatment by the industry; and possible alternatives to current biological methods. The coke plant, particularly its waste ammonia liquor, is the major wastewater source for biological treatment. The liquor contains phenol, ammonia, cyanide, thiocyanate, carbonate, sulfide, oil, suspended solids, and dissolved solids. Biological treatment of wastewater can remove 99% of its phenolic constituents. Adjusting operational parameters, including increasing retention time, increases removal of ammonia, cyanide, and thiocyanate. Ammonia reduction exceeding 90% is achievable in nitrification and denitrification units; however, biological systems are susceptible to upsets due to fluctuations in temperature or waste loading. Current use of biological treatment is limited, with interest centered on phenol removal. Pilot studies have shown some physical/chemical methods to be competitive with biological treatment.
Notes "IIT Research Institute." "Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory." "January 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-22). "Contract no. 68-02-2617, Task no. 2-5, Program element no. 1BB610."
Place Published Research Triangle Park, N.C. Springfield, Va.
Access Notes Also available via the World Wide Web.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.; Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.); IIT Research Institute.
Title Ser Add Ent Research reporting series. Environmental protection technology ; EPA-600/2-79-010.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept. Aug 77-Jan 78.
PUB Date Free Form 1979
Series Title Traced Research reporting series Environmental protection technology ; EPA-600/2-79-010
Series Title Untraced Research reporting series. 2, Environmental protection technology ; EPA-600/2-79-010
Category Codes 13B; 68D
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/13
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Control Number 323761185
OCLC Time Stamp 20160419143154
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.23/2:600/2-79-010
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 02402cam 2200493Ia 45020