Accession Number : ADA133714

Title :   Characterization of Selected Volatile Organics in Wastewater Treatment Influents.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Dunovant,Victoria S

PDF Url : ADA133714

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : The objectives of this study were as follows: (1) Characterize and compare the variability in air and water concentrations both within and between each of the influent areas of the three different wastewater plants in Cincinnati, Ohio. (2) Compare analytical determinations for specific compounds to total organic vapor concentrations determined by direct reading instruments. (3) Determine the correlation between vapor and water concentratons of total organics and individual compounds. (4) Evaluate and compare four different schemes for assessing the risk from exposure to vapor concentrations in wastewater facilities. The individual compounds for which analyses were the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) volatile organic priority pollutants (15). Water concentrations for both halocarbons and aromatics were determined by EPA methods 601 and 602 (40 CFR Part 136) (25,26).

Descriptors :   *Waste water, *Water treatment, Volatility, Chemical analysis, Sampling, Computer applications, Computer programs, Halogenated hydrocarbons, Aromatic compounds, Instrumentation, Ohio, Theses, Tables(Data), Facilities

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE