Accession Number:

ADA199711

Title:

Characterization and Treatability of Hydroblast Wastewater

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

288.0

Abstract:

At the present time, there are no effluent guidelines or treatment requirements for wastewater discharges resulting from the practice of hydroblasting, unless hydroblasting is performed in a graving dock. Little is known regarding actual quantities and components of hydroblasting wastewaters which could be used to determine whether regulation or treatment of this wastewater is feasible or desired. This thesis has two goals. The first is to characterize hydroblasting wastewaters in terms of standard water quality parameters e.g., total suspended solids, chemical oxygen demand, turbidity and the heavy metals and tributyltin they are likely to carry. The second objective is, based on the hydroblast waters characteristics, devise and investigate the feasibility of simple treatment processes that could be used to perform on-site wastewater treatment.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE