Accession Number:

ADA259953

Title:

The Minimization of Organic and Metallic Industrial Waste Via LEMNA MINOR Concentration

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Sep 1991-1 Dec 1992

Corporate Author:

TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC SALT LAKE CITY UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

In recent years, new strict environmental laws have required improved and cost-effective water purification methods by Air Force complexes. Naturally assisted primary units microbiological and secondary units macrophyte could bring waste treatment systems into tighter compliance. Aquatic macrophytes which have rapid growth rates and absorb large quantities of nutrients could provide a practical and economic method for more complete wastewater maintenance, hazardous waste clean-up or river, lake and ground water purification. This work has shown that Lemna minor, or Common Duckweed, can successfully and thoroughly accumulate organics and metals from Air Force wastewaters.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE