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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF TYPE I MARINE SANITATION DEVICES

Citation:

Eastern Research Group, Inc. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF TYPE I MARINE SANITATION DEVICES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-10/008, 2010.

Impact/Purpose:

To Share Research Results

Description:

This performance test was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of two Type I Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs): the Electro Scan Model EST 12, manufactured by Raritan Engineering Company, Inc., and the Thermopure-2, manufactured by Gross Mechanical Laboratories, Inc. Performance tests were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Type I MSDs in reducing fecal coliform bacteria and visible floating solids (VFS). In addition, the performance evaluation described herein also included testing for enterococci and Escherichia coli (E. coli) indicators, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), total suspended solids (TSS), and nutrients (ammonia, total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN), nitrate/nitrite, and total phosphorous) in both influent to and effluent from the devices. The performance evaluation tests were conducted under the direction of EPA through the support of Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG) and ERG’s subcontractor, NSF International (NSF). The purpose of this report is to provide objective performance data on these technologies so that consumers, developers, and regulators can make informed decisions about purchasing and applying the technology in these products.

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Performance Evaluation of Type I Marine Sanitation Devices

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 02/04/2010
Record Last Revised: 07/13/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 219263

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

URBAN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BRANCH