Accession Number : ADA180202

Title :   Wastewater Treatment Plant Evaluation, McGuire AFB, New Jersey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3-17 Nov 86,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Slavich,Francis E

PDF Url : ADA180202

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The USAFOEHL conducted a survey evaluating the wastewater treatment facility at McGuire AFB, New Jersey. The scope of the survey included the evaluation of: (1) individual treatment plant unit processes, (2) influent and effluent sewage quality, (3) treatment plant flow rates, and (4) operational and maintenance practices. Results of the survey showed that the plant was not meeting the 7-day NJPDES effluent standard for Total Phenols, Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and removal efficiency for TSS. Overall, the unit processes of the plant are performing adequately; notwithstanding correctable operation and maintenance difficulties. Recommendation: (1) Perform daily jar testing at the plant. (2) Clean the chlorine contact chamber. (3) Substitute EPA method 604 for EPA method 423 in determining effluent phenol concentration, if possible. (4) Repair the gaps between the clarifier walls and the overflow weirs. (5) Increase the trickling filter recirculation during periods of low influent flow. (6) Consider construction of an aerate wastewater equalization basin.

Descriptors :   *SEWAGE, *WASTE WATER, *INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, *WASTE TREATMENT, CHAMBERS, CHLORINE, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), EFFLUENTS, PHENOLS, MAINTENANCE, REMOVAL, DISPERSIONS, SOLIDS, FACILITIES, CLARIFIERS, WALLS, QUALITY, NEW JERSEY, REPAIR

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE