Accession Number : ADA269300

Title :   Wastewater Characterization Survey, Clear Air Force Station, Alaska.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7-14 Jul 92,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Williston, Christopher A.

Report Date : AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : Personnel from Armstrong Laboratory Water Quality Function conducted a wastewater characterization survey at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, from 7-14 July 1992. The scope of the survey was to indicate if the current water quality from three effluents was impacting the environment and to determine if the Imhoff Tank was performing adequately. Two of the effluents were generated from noncontacting cooling water and discharged to open surface water ponds. The third outfall consisted of the sanitary sewage system collecting from the administration, living quarters, motor pool, and civil engineering facilities. This sanitary system is treated at an Imhoff Tank and discharged to a leach field. The noncontact cooling outfall from the Technical Center passes through an Alaskan Fish Hatchery where the warm water enhances the fish fry growth and then continues into Lake Sensing. The second noncontact cooling water is discharged to a set of cooling ponds where it can be reutilized for cooling or discharged to Lake Sensing. Most all of the effluent contaminants detected were at levels acceptable for the operations conducted at this facility. Currently there are no effluent guidelines established by the Alaskan Department of Environmental Conservation for these outfalls. Wastewater Survey, Clear AFS

Descriptors :   *WASTE WATER, *WATER QUALITY, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ALASKA, CIVIL ENGINEERING, CONSERVATION, CONTAMINANTS, EFFLUENTS, FACILITIES, FISHES, MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL, PONDS, QUALITY, SEWAGE, SURFACE WATERS, SURVEYS.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE