Biological Treatment of T-38 Paint Stripping Wastes.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB KELLY AFB TEX
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The waste resulting from paint stripping T-38 aircraft can cause stream pollution problems if not properly treated. To determine the feasibility of biological treatment of this waste, the paint stripping waste from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, was tested in laboratory activated sludge units. The results indicated that the waste could be treated biologically at a COD concentration below 3000 mgl. The effluent from these units was not lethal to fish during a 96-hour exploratory bioassay if diluted in a 12 ratio with tap water. Based on the laboratory results, the waste was fed at a controlled rate to the Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, sewage treatment plant. Adequate treatment was obtained and no deleterious effects have occurred at the treatment plant or in the receiving waters. Author
- Water Pollution and Control