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A CASE HISTORY OF PRETREATMENT REGULATORY RELIEF USING REMOVAL CREDITS

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Abstract:

Removal credits are a regulatory mechanism that allows for the adjustment of categorical pretreatment standards to reflect treatment received at the POTW. American Bottoms Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility obtained removal credit authority from USEPA of 57% for cadmium and 83% for zinc, allowing industrial categorical pretreatment discharge limits to be increased approximately two-fold for cadmium and approximately seven-fold for zinc. A final filtration step in the industry's pretreatment process could be eliminated.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864701785019218

Publication date: 2001-01-01

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