Accession Number : ADA254631

Title :   Wastewater Characterization Survey, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 Oct-7 Nov 91,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Fields, Mary K. ; Davis, Robert P.

Report Date : AUG 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : A wastewater characterization survey was conducted by members of the Armstrong Laboratory Occupational and Environmental Health directorate Water Quality Function from 28 Oct 91 - 7 Nov 91 at Whiteman AFB, MO. The purpose of the survey was to identify and characterize the wastewater, determine the appropriateness of present disposal methods, determine the need for routine sampling or monitoring and recommend parameters for wastewater analysis. Results of the sampling showed metals and volatile organic discharge in varying concentrations throughout the base. Recommendations are: (1) evaluation of industrial operations and chemical disposal procedures at designated sites; (2) routine monitoring of the discharge from the Hospital and Audiovisual for silver; (3) excavation and sediment disposal at the Transportation Washrack and WWTP Effluent discharge point; (4) collection and analyses of sludge at oil water separators, to include the oil and water side; (5) evaluation of the sanitary sewer system for corrosion and sediment buildup by a mobile Reveal and Seal Unit; (6) background soil sample collection and analyses; and (7) pretreatment of Aqueous Film Forming Foam discharge and notification of the Base Bioenvironmental Engineer, Environmental Coordinator, and WWTP personnel when discharge occurs.

Descriptors :   *DISPOSAL, *EFFLUENTS, *SEWERS, *WATER QUALITY, *WASTE WATER, AIR FORCE, CHEMICALS, COLLECTION, CORROSION, ENGINEERS, EXCAVATION, FILMS, FOAM, HEALTH, HOSPITALS, LABORATORIES, METALS, MISSOURI, MONITORING, OILS, PERSONNEL, QUALITY, SEDIMENTS, SEPARATORS, SILVER, SLUDGE, SOILS, SURVEYS, PUBLIC HEALTH.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE