Accession Number:

ADA128231

Title:

Photographic Processing Interpretation Facility Wastewater Conceptual Treatment Design.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 81-Oct 82,

Corporate Author:

HYDROQUAL INC MAHWAH NJ

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

The Air Force maintains and operates self-contained, mobile photographic processing and interpretation units in support of air reconnaissance. Should the need arise, these units could be deployed to forward operating areas where there may be no waste treatment facilities available. Hence, an equally deployable treatment system would have to be coupled to the processing unit. To fulfill this need for mobile treatment, a study was undertaken to characterize the wastewater from the Air Forces photographic processing unit WS430B, investigate treatment alternatives, and develop pilot plant design criteria. A literature search revealed that of the 11,000 photo processing installations in the U.S., only 20 are direct dischargers of treated waste effluent. Their treatment methods were evaluated and the following were chosen for bench scale testing chemical precipitation and settling, chemical oxidation, air stripping, carbon adsorption, biological oxidations, and reverse osmosis. The effluent parameters of primary concern for the study were chemical oxygen demand COD, total dissolved solids TDS, heavy metals, and ammonia.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE