Accession Number:

ADA048549

Title:

Biological Pilot Plant Study at Radford Army Ammunition Plant

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Aug 1975

Corporate Author:

JONES OLSEN AND ASSOCIATES INC GAINESVILLE FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Biological pilot plant studies were conducted at Radford Army Ammunition Plant RAAP on wastewaters originating from the manufacturing of single-base propellants and nitroglycerine. These wastes were treated with a complete mix activated sludge system, a rotating biological disc treatment system, and an aerated waste stabilization dispersed growth system. Extensive studies indicated that the complete mix activated sludge system tested was unstable on a long-term basis, unless very close control was maintained over waste composition and loading rates on a continuous basis, conditions not possible to meet at RAAP. The rotating biological disc treatment system was evaluated for a period of over three months and found to be very stable and to provide excellent treatment. A short study conducted using the aerated waste stabilization dispersed growth system indicated this to be a highly efficient waste treatment system.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE