Accession Number : ADA299960

Title :   Wastewater Characterization Survey, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24-31 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Williston, Christopher A. ; Hemenway, Doris A.

PDF Url : ADA299960

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Personnel from the Armstrong Laboratory Water Quality Branch conducted a wastewater characterization survey for the Bioenvironmental Engineering Shop at Shaw AFB, South Carolina, from 24-31 August 1994. The scope of this survey was to sample wastewater throughout the base to determine if significant pollutant concentrations exist in the wastewater discharge. This baseline survey was also necessary for the renewal of the NPDES permit required by South Carolina. The survey revealed that the treatment level at the wastewater treatment plant meets the current standards. It also indicated that there are areas where volatile organics are discharged to the sanitary in minor levels that can be reduced. This survey also identified some oil/water separators that require heavy maintenance to become operational again, in addition to some pollution prevention issues. Cooling water discharged to the sanitary accounts for a good proportion of the flow that is costing the base $100K's in annual treatment costs. These systems may be remodeled, and future cooling systems respecified to conserve water resources. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *WASTE WATER, *SURVEYS, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, MAINTENANCE, COOLING, COSTS, WATER TREATMENT, BASE LINES, ORGANIC MATERIALS, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), STANDARDS, MERCURY, XYLENES, VOLATILITY, POLLUTANTS, LABORATORIES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, WATER QUALITY, WATER RESOURCES, OILS, PREVENTION, SHOPS(WORK AREAS), PHENOLS, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, SANITATION, SEPARATORS, TOLUENES.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE