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Removal of toxic metals from an industrial wastewater using flocculants.
Carter-OC Jr.; Scheiner-BJ
Advances in filtration and separation, fine particle filtration and separation, fourth regional meeting of the American Filtration Society, April 22-24, 1991, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rubow KL, ed. Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1991 Jan; 4:190-199
The U.S. Bureau of Mines investigated the removal of two toxic and/or heavy metals, cadmium (cd) and lead (pb), from brass foundry wastewater. Polymers, copolymers, guars, and gums were used in conjunction with calcium hydroxide (ca(oh)2) and magnesium oxide (mgo) to remove the metals from solution. Several polymers were successful in removing cd and pb from the wastewater. The concentrations of cd and pb were lowered from 19 to 0.01 Ppm and from 20 to less than 0.01 Ppm, respectively. The methods investigated could easily be adapted to many existing wastewater treatment facilities and/or could be used independently.
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Advances in filtration and separation, fine particle filtration and separation, fourth regional meeting of the American Filtration Society, April 22-24, 1991, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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