Accession Number : ADA290534

Title :   Treatability Studies of Seep Water From the Bog at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

Corporate Author : ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL DENVER CO

Personal Author(s) : Carnahan, R. ; Lent, D. ; Anzzolin, R. ; Rutherford, G.

PDF Url : ADA290534

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : THIS REPORT COVERS LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS OF PROCEDURES, DISCUSSION OF RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SEVERAL WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES UTILIZING CARBON ADSORPTION, REVERSE OSMOSIS, AND CHEMICAL OXIDATION FOR DECONTAMINATION WASTEWATER. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE STUDY CONCERNS THE REMOVAL OR DESTRUCTION OF TRACE ORGANICS IN THE SEEP WATER. THE SECOND PHASE INVOLVES SELECTING THE MOST FEASIBLE PROCESSES FOR SCALE-UP. CONCLUSIONS: (1) REVERSE OSMOSIS IS A FEASIBLE PROCESS FOR TREATING THE SEEP WATER, (2) POWDER CARBON/COAGULATION IS THE MOST PRACTICAL METHOD OF TREATING THE WASTE, SINCE IT PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY AND CONTROL, (3) GRANULAR CARBON ADSORPTION, AS WELL AS ION-EXCHANGE RESINS, ARE MARGINALLY ACCEPTABLE FROM AN EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMIC STANDPOINT, (4) OZONATION WARRANTS FURTHER LABORATORY STUDIES, BUT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FIELD-SCALE STUDIES AT THIS TIME. -BKA

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *WASTE WATER, *GROUND WATER, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *WASTE TREATMENT, REMOVAL, LABORATORY TESTS, DECONTAMINATION, ADSORPTION, POLYMERS, POWDERS, TOXICITY, CARBON, REVERSE OSMOSIS, WATER TREATMENT, OXIDATION, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, WASTE DISPOSAL, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, PUBLIC HEALTH, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, ION EXCHANGE, GRANULAR MATERIALS, PESTICIDES, TRACE ELEMENTS, SEEPAGE, COAGULATION, BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND, OZONATION.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE