Missouri Industrial Wastewater System Characterization and Analysis, Whiteman Air Force Base
Final rept. 17 Mar-4 Apr 97
ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DIV
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Personnel from the Armstrong Laboratory Water Quality Branch conducted an industrial wastewater system characterization survey IWSCS at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri 17 March through 4 April 1997. The scope of the investigation was to determine the cause of existing operational difficulties with the industrial wastewater system and to identify pollution prevention opportunities that could enhance system management. The IWSCS analysis indicated industrial wastewater treatment plant unit operations were performing significantly below design expectations and the overall volume and character of industrial wastewater generated at Whiteman AFB was of low flow during dry weather and less strength than typical domestic sewage. The cause of the poor IWTP performance was determined to be related to the 1 hydraulic and organic characteristics of the raw influent wastewater, and 2 fundamental modifications of basic plant operation. The general character and nature of industrial wastewater at the base was found to be controlled by industrial and flight operations, fuel releases, and fire protection system alarms.
- Water Pollution and Control