Combined Wastewater Characterization and Hazardous Waste Survey, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Final rept. 19 Jun-7 Jul 1989
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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A wastewater characterization and hazardous waste management survey was conducted by members of the AFOEHL Environmental Quality Division. The purpose of the survey was to find sources of phenols in the wastewater and provide basic data for the subsequent design of a wastewater pretreatment plant. Flow measurements were taken at 17 locations and wastewater samples taken at 60 locations. A total of 39 shops were assessed for industrial waste disposal practices. Recommendations include 1 some separators need cleaning and proper disposal of the contents, 2 action to change phenol analysis method for compliance monitoring should continue, 3 continue restrictions on use of compounds containing forms of phenols, 4 design of pretreatment system should include processes for the removal of metals and priority organic compounds, and 5 eliminate the discharge of Rinsolve 140 to the sanitary sewer system, as it may be contributing to the apparent phenolic concentrations determined by EPA method 420.
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control