Accession Number : ADP000766

Title :   Evaluation of an Anaerobic Rotating Biological Contactor System for Treatment of a Munition Wastewater Containing Organic and Inorganic Nitrates,

Corporate Author : HERCULES INC RADFORD VA AEROSPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Leonard L.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP), like most of the Army propellant and explosive manufacturing plants, was built in the early 1940s to supply munitions for World War II. In 1970, the Army initiated modernization programs at its ammunition plants to replace obsolete facilities and improve the safety of operations. As part of this modernization program a continuous automated multi-base line (CAMBL) manufacturing facility was planned for construction at RAAP to augment the present labor intensive batch process. This paper describes the studies that were conducted to develop design criteria for a facility to treat the wastewaters that will be generated in the CAMBL.

Descriptors :   *Waste water, *Waste treatment, *Water treatment, *Nitrates, Ammunition, Inorganic compounds, Organic compounds, Anaerobic processes, Industrial plants, Facilities, Pilot plants, Army facilities, Manufacturing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE