Accession Number : ADA258269


Title :   Wastewater Characterization Survey, Edwards Air Force Base, California


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17-28 Feb 1992


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : McCoy, Richard P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258269.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : A wastewater characterization survey was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base from 17-28 February 1992 by personnel from the Water Quality Function of Armstrong Laboratory. Extensive sampling of the treatment plant influent wastewater and sludge beds was performed as well as sampling at nine other sites in the base cantonment area. Some sampling of an Imhoff tank on North Base, five evaporation ponds and the lakebed was also conducted. Low levels of organic contamination were found in the influent and industrial sites downstream of Site 7. Site 7 is a manhole located in an identified Installation Restoration Program (IRP) site. Corrective actions were recommended to prevent organic soil contaminants from intruding into this site prior to the operation of a planned tertiary treatment plant. Organic and inorganic contaminants discharged at other industrial sites were found to be in low concentrations and indicated that good shop practices were followed in minimizing contamination of the wastewater with industrial chemicals.


Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT , *WASTE WATER , *CORRECTIONS , *SURVEYS , *WASTES(INDUSTRIAL) , *WASTES(SANITARY ENGINEERING) , *SLUDGE , CHEMICALS , CONTAMINANTS , EVAPORATION , WATER QUALITY , PONDS , CONTAMINATION , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , SAMPLING , SITES , SOILS


Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE