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Main Title Toxicity Reduction Evaluation at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Author Botts, J. A. ; Braswell, J. W. ; Sullivan, E. C. ; Goodfellow, W. L. ; Sklar, B. D. ;
CORP Author Engineering-Science, Fairfax, VA. ;EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., Sparks, MD. ;Baltimore City, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/2-88/034;
Stock Number PB88-220488
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Water treatment ; Waste water ; Bioassays ; Toxicity ; Contaminants ; Effluents ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tables(Data) ; Toxicity control ; Toxic wastewater ; Toxic substances ; Wastewater treatability
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-220488 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 328p
Abstract The EPA and the City of Baltimore (City) entered into a cooperative agreement to perform a TRE research study at the City's Patapsco Waste Water Treatment Plant (Patapsco WWTP). The Patapsco WWTP TRE represents one of the first case histories of a toxics management program at a municipal wastewater treatment plant. The study characterized treatment plant influent and operations data and related these data to wastewater toxicity and inhibition data; characterized the plant's influent and effluent wastewater toxicity using definitive EPA bioassays and in-plant toxicity monitors; evaluated the fate of toxicity and specific toxic chemicals during treatment; and evaluated techniques to trace toxicity to its source and to identify specific components of toxicity. A major reduction in toxicity was achieved by the Patapsco WWTP, substantial acute and chronic toxicity was present in the Patapsco WWTP effluent. The wastewater fractionation/identification procedures identified nonpolar organic compounds as the principal toxicants while compounds removed by volatilization and ammonia contributed lesser amounts of toxicity.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., Sparks, MD., and Baltimore City, MD. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept. Apr 86-Sep 87.
PUB Date Free Form Jun 88
Category Codes 68D; 57Y; 99B
NTIS Prices PC A15/MF A01
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 824521012
Origin NTIS
Type CAT