Accession Number:

ADA115218

Title:

Economic Evaluation of Munitions Manufacturing Pink Wastewater Treatment Alternatives Using a Present Value-Unit Cost Methodology

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1980-31 Nov 1981

Corporate Author:

CICCONE (V J) AND ASSOCIATES INC WOODBRIDGE VA

Report Date:

1982-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

178.0

Abstract:

This economic evaluation studies munitions manufacturing wastewater pink water treatment alternatives using computer simulations based on a present value-unit cost PVUC methodology and compares seven state-of-the-art processes activated granular carbon adsorption with and without carbon regeneration ultraviolet-ozone ultrafiltration liquidliquid extraction powdered carbon adsorption and surfactant complexing. Preliminary designs for 100,000 gallons per day and 1,000,000 gallons per day treatment facilities were prepared, based on pilot- and laboratory-scale data available cost estimates were developed for the full-scale facilities and the resulting unit treatment costs for a 30-year time frame. Cost sensitivity analyses were made of selected significant factors, e.g., carbon regeneration vs no regeneration density of ultraviolet lamps surfactant dosages and, powdered carbon vs the exchange rate of carbon. The several advanced wastewater treatment methods are listed in order of preference based on the PVUC treatment cost per 1,000 gallons of pink water treated. The single most cost effective alternative is activated granular carbon adsorption technique with on-site thermal regeneration of the carbon. A glossary of selected terms is provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE