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Main Title Biological Treatment of Toxics in Wastewater: The Problems and Opportunities.
Author Bishop, D. F. ; Jaworski, N. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/326;
Stock Number PB88-124094
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Sewage treatment ; Waste water ; Detection ; Vaporizing ; Biodeterioration ; Identifying ; Hazardous materials ; Anaerobic processes ; Aerobic processes ; Biological waste treatment ; Path of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-124094 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 32p
Abstract EPA research on toxics control in wastewater treatment involves three approaches: (1) specific toxics treatability to determine the respective contribution of the three removal mechanisms in conventional wastewater treatment; (2) toxicity detection and reduction in treatment and pretreatment; and (3) innovative concepts to enhance control of toxics in biological treatment. The goal of the treatability research is to develop predictive procedures to estimate the fate of specific toxics in conventional wastewater treatment. Progress in developing the data on the removal mechanisms of partitioning, volatilization and biodegradation is described. Toxicity reduction evaluation (TRE) studies are being used to isolate and trace the causes of toxicity pass-through in treatment, to identify the specific toxics, and to evaluate treatment and pretreatment approaches to reduce toxicity pass-through. Innovative concepts to enhance toxic control include control of the toxic discharge rates into treatment; use of additives such as clays, binding proteins, carbons, enzymes, etc.; use of anaerobic-aerobic treatment combinations, use of bioengineered organisms, and the use of special reactors and operational approaches at central treatment plants to improve toxics removals.
PUB Date Free Form Oct 87
Category Codes 68D; 57Y
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/05
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 802919232
Origin NTIS
Type CAT