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THE EFFECT OF HIGH TDS ON THE ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS

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Abstract:

Historically, many industrial wastewaters from the organic chemicals or petrochemical industries contain high concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) due to inorganic salt usage in the production processes. Many of these wastewaters have historically been disposed of using deep well injection. Increasing sensitivity to environmental pressures and liability have resulted in the search for alternatives to deep well injection. With increasing water conservation efforts, the number of organic-laden, high TDS wastewaters requiring biological treatment will increase.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864701784293170

Publication date: 2001-01-01

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