Accession Number : AD0773633

Title :   Investigation of Methods for Determining Optimum Powdered Carbon and Polyelectrolyte Dosages in Military Wastewater Treatment Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final project rept. 15 Feb-15 Nov 73,

Corporate Author : CALSPAN CORP BUFFALO N Y ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Wang,Lawrence K.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Physical and chemical characteristics of wastewaters generated by typical field laundries, showers, and kitchens were compiled. Previous investigations of the use of carbon and polymers in the treatment of wastewaters with characteristics similar to those generated at military bases were surveyed and assessed. Laboratory investigations were conducted to optimize the controlling parameters of a wastewater treatment system involving powdered carbon adsorption, polymer coagulation and diatomite filtration. The mechanisms of the treatment system were also researched and presented. Analytical studies were conducted to develop the methods and a field test kit necessary for determining the nature and concentration of pollutants likely to be present in wastewater generated at field laundries, showers, and kitchens. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Sewage treatment, *Activated carbon, *Effluents, *Chemical composition, Military facilities, Polyelectrolytes, Optimization, Test methods

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE