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Dissolved metals in aqueous effluents from municipal incinerators.
J - Water Pollut Control Fed 1977 Dec; 49(12):2453-2466
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.
Metals; Waste-disposal; Waste-treatment; Sewage-treatment; Pollutants; Pollution
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Journal - Water Pollution Control Federation
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