Space Launch Complex 6 Wastewater Treatment Facilities Evaluation, Vandenberg AFB, California.
Final rept. 13 May-1 Jun 86,
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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The USAFOEHL conducted a survey evaluating the wastewater treatment facility at the Space Launch Complex 6 SLC-6, Vandenberg AFB, California. The scope of the survey included the evaluation of 1 Plant influent and effluent quality, 2 Plant flows, 3 Lift station sewage quality, 4 Percolation pond water quality, 5 Percolation pond discharge flow rate. Results of the survey showed that the treatment plant was not meeting the State of California zero discharge limitation because of hydraulic overloading. Hydraulic overloading was the probable cause of high suspended solids in the plant effluent. The percolation ponds ability to dispose of the wastewater suffered from this heavy solids loading. The long residence time in the lift station, and the surge of the flow to the plant caused by Life Station 1 adversely affected the treatment process. Keywords Wastewater Hazardous waste Sewage treatment Vandenberg.
- Water Pollution and Control