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Title: Characterization of air pollutants from an activated sludge process

An eight-month monitoring study was conducted to characterize air pollutants near a large activated sludge plant in a Chicago suburb. Air pollutants detected include aerobic bacteria-containing particles, total suspended particulates, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, chloride, hydrogen sulfides, and trace elements. The wastewater treatment plant is concluded to be a significant source of total coliforms and atmospheric bacteria-containing particles. (6 maps, 23 references, 6 tables)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6504505
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Water Pollut. Control Fed.; (United States); Journal Volume: 53:2
Research Org:
Univ of Illinois
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; CHLORIDES; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; HYDROGEN SULFIDES; NITROGEN DIOXIDE; SULFUR DIOXIDE; AEROSOL MONITORING; AIR POLLUTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ILLINOIS; PUBLIC HEALTH; WASTE PROCESSING; CHALCOGENIDES; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; GREAT LAKES REGION; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN OXIDES; NORTH AMERICA; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; PROCESSING; SULFIDES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; USA; WASTE MANAGEMENT 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 570000 -- Health & Safety