Accession Number : ADA138459

Title :   An Investigation of Technologies for Hazardous Sludge Reduction at AFLC (Air Force Logistics Command) Industrial Waste Treatment Plants. Volume 2. Literature Review of Available Technologies for Treating Heavy Metal Wastewaters.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 81-Sep 83,

Corporate Author : CENTEC CORP RESTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Cushnie,G C , Jr ; Crampton,P ; Roberts,C G

PDF Url : ADA138459

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 250

Abstract : Hazardous waste disposal costs have risen dramatically in recent years, making the volume of sludge generated by industrial waste treatment nearly as important as the quality of the effluent water. Because of the magnitude of the Air Force's aircraft maintenance mission, over a billion gallons of mixed industrial wastewater require treatment each year. The result of this operation is tens of thousands of tons of hazardous sludge requiring disposal. This project was initiated to examine treatment technologies that could reduce this sludge disposal burden. In addition to volume, factors such as operator expertise required, system operating and maintenance costs, and the ability of a given technology to treat a mixed industrial waste stream were considered. Available technologies were first screened from literature and then those deemed most promising were subjected to laboratory scale testing. The results of the literature search, laboratory testing, and a contractor suggested R&D program direction are reported in three volumes, as follows: Volume II: Literature Review of Available Technologies for Treatment Heavy Metal Wastewaters contains a comprehensive review of treatment methods ranging from laboratory scale to commercially available techniques. All technologies are related to a standard wastewater treatment method, namely, acidic reduction of chromium and lime precipitation.

Descriptors :   *Sludge, *Heavy metals, *Air Force Logistics Command, *Waste treatment, *Hazardous materials, Wastes(Industrial), Industrial plants, Reduction, Toxic hazards, Waste disposal, Literature surveys, Waste water, Air Force facilities, Costs, Chromium, Calcium oxides

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE