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Dissolved metals in aqueous effluents from municipal incinerators.

Authors
Law-SL
Source
J - Water Pollut Control Fed 1977 Dec; 49(12):2453-2466
NIOSHTIC No.
10009679
Abstract
The water systems of three municipal incinerators were analyzed for 26 dissolved metals to provide information on the environmental impact of aqueous effluents from urban refuse combustion. The buildup of metals with time was followed in the recycled fly-ash spray-chamber water and the recycled bottom-ash quench waters of one incinerator. Local sewer regulations are not exceeded by the effluents of any of the incinerators. Concentrations of Zn detrimental to biological waste-water treatment may occur in the recycled spray-chamber waters. Drinking-water criteria are exceeded by several metals, and enrichments of dissolved metals above city water concentrations are calculated. Effluent acidity was observed to increase with increasing incinerator operating temperature.
Keywords
Metals; Waste-disposal; Waste-treatment; Sewage-treatment; Pollutants; Pollution
CODEN
JWPFA5
Publication Date
19771201
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 3-78
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0043-1303
NIOSH Division
CPRC
Source Name
Journal - Water Pollution Control Federation
State
MD
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