Deployable Wastewater Treatment Technology Evaluation
Final rept. 2 Mar 2000-31 Mar 2002
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC PANAMA CITY FL
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AFRLMLQD is expanding the Deployable Waste Disposal System to include bare base wastewater treatment. The goal of AFRLMLQD is for the deployable wastewater treatment system to be integrated into a waste treatment system that will treat both solid and aqueous waste. The US Army TARDEC and the Air Force AACWMO have been involved in preliminary studies that provide extensive useful background information for this project. These studies show that EC is effective in highly concentrated wastewater, but has difficulty reaching low levels of BOD. Ozone treatment is inefficient for use with untreated wastewater, but ozone can oxidize treated materials to low BOD levels. As a result, a combination of these two systems could produce an effective wastewater treatment system that accepts strong wastewater and produces an effluent that meets international standards. Based on these studies, AFRLMLQD chose a combination of electro-coagulation EC and ozonation as the candidate technologies for this demonstration. After the Air Force investigated potential sources for EC they selected Ecoloquip, Inc. of Houston, TX to supply the EC technology.
- Water Pollution and Control