Accession Number:

AD0756925

Title:

Treatment of Phenolic Aircraft Paint Stripping Wastewater

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 17 May-17 Sep 1972

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

A laboratory investigation was conducted to determine the optimum economic and technological treatment process to employ for treating large volumes of phenolic aircraft and ground equipment paint stripping wastewater. Three candidate unit processes were selected and tested to determine their effectiveness for the removal of the major contaminants in the wastewater. These processes were oxidation with ozone, oxidation with potassium permanganate, and adsorption with granular activated carbon. Granular activated carbon adsorption provided the best removal of the organic contaminants and was also the least expensive. Phenol concentration was reduced from 3000 mg1 to less than 2 mg1 in 60 minutes of contact time.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE