Accession Number:

ADA257707

Title:

Ball Powder Production Wastewater Biological Treatability Studies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1990-Jun 1992,

Corporate Author:

CONNECTICUT UNIV STORRS DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

Ball Powder BP, a smokeless double-based propellant, is manufactured at Badger Army Ammunition Plant BAAP, Baraboo, Wisconsin. The full-scale manufacture of this propellant produces a multicomponent wastewater containing, NG nitroglvcerin, NC nitrocellulose, EA ethyl acetate, DBP dibutvlphthalate, DPA diphenylamine, and 2-N-DPA n-nltrosodiphenylamine. The last three compounds are categorized as EPA priority pollutants. In addition, NG, DBP, DPA, and 2-N-DPA are toxic and consequently limited to detection limits in the proposed Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources W- DNR limits. Presently in a caretaker status, mobilization plans require that BAAP be capable of treating its wastewater prior to discharge in the event of activation. In anticipation of possible renewed production activity, process wastewater WW treatment facilities are being modernized. An earlier study contract No. DAAK 1 I-SS-D-0008 conducted on BP wastewater at BAAP reported that NG adversely impacted biological treatment processes resulting in an unacceptable system performance in terms of effluent BOD, TSS, NG, DPA and 2-N- DPA.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE