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"Acid Recovery System for pickling wastewater"



February 6, 2010

DEAR SIR, GREETINGS,
WE ARE AN ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIES. WE HAVE INSTALLED A COMMON EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT (PHYSIO-CHEMICAL TREATMENT PROCESS- S/G+PC+DMF+GAC+CI 2). MAJORITY OF WASTE WATER DISCHARGE IS FROM STAINLESS STEEL COLD ROLLING INDUSTRY, WHICH ARE DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF THE S S SHEETS HAVE TO ACID PICKLE THE SHEETS WITH A PICKLE BATH OF HYDROFLUORIC ACID (HF), NITRIC ACID (HNO3), SULPHURIC ACID H2SO4. THE INLET QUALITY OF WASTE WATER GENERATED BY THESE UNITS IS:

SL. NO.

PARAMETERS

VALUES IN MG/L (EXCEPT PH)

1

PH

1-1.8

2

TEMPERATURE OC

29

3

OIL & GREASE

-

4

PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS (AS C6H5OH) MG/L

28.72

5

AMMONICAL NITROGEN (AS N)

-

6

CYANIDE (AS CN)

ND

7

HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM (AS CR+6)

-

8

TOTAL CHROMIUM (AS CR)

9.3

9

COPPER (AS CU)

-

10

LEAD (AS PB)

12.95

11

NICKEL (AS NI)

12.06

12

ZINC (AS ZN)

1.11

13

ARSENIC (AS AS)

0.20

14

MERCURY (AS HG)

0.04

15

CADMIUM (AS CD)

0.12

16

SELENIUM (AS SE)

-

17

FLUORIDE (AS F)

-

18

BORON (AS B)
RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

-

19

ALPHA EMITTERS, HC/ML

-

20

BETA EMITTERS, HC/ML

-

21

SUSPENDED SOLIDS

79

22

DISSOLVED SOLIDS (INORGANIC)

3892

23

TOTAL RESIDUAL CHLORINE

-

24

TOTAL KJELDAHI NITROGEN (AS N)

45.20

25

COD, MG/L

-

26

PERCENT SODIUM

-

27

CHLORIDE (AS CL) MG/L

860

28

SULPHATE (AS SO4), MG/L

2080

29

sulfide (AS S), MG/L

ND

30

PESTICIDES

-

31

BOD5 20OC

27 (BOD3 27OC)

32

CONDUCTIVITY, MS/CM

5.23

33

NITRATES, MG/L

8.50

34

NITRITES, MG/L

0.08

35

PHOSPHATES, MG/L

4

36

TOC, MG/L

52

37

IRON

368.7

38

Manganese

49.3

39

ALKALINITY (AS CACO3), MG/L

-

ALTHOUGH THE RESULTS OF TREATED EFFLUENT ARE WELL WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED LIMITS BUT MAIN PROBLEM IS OF GENERATION OF HIGH QUANTITY OF SLUDGE AND THE ACIDIC WATER IS DAMAGING THE INFRASTRUCTURE/ EQUIPMENTS.

SL. NO

PARAMETER

EPA STANDARDS

RESULTS OF TREATED EFFLUENT

1

PH

5.5-9.0

7.1

2

TSS

100

46

3

COD

250

96

4

BOD

30

27

5

NI

3

0.84

6

CU

3

0.92

7

ZN

5

0.84

8

CR

2

1.38

9

CR +6

ND

10

PB

0.1

0.06

11

TRC

1

ND

12

CI

1000

900

13

SO4

1000

155.8

14

CD

1

0.84

15

O&G

10

2

16

TDS

2100

4960

17

PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS

1

-

18

AMMONICAL NITROGEN AS N

50

2.7

19

CYANIDE AS CN

0.2

-

20

FLUORIDE

2

2.4

21

sulfide

2.8

1.8

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION TO OUR WASTER WATER FOR RECOVERY OF ACID TO AVOID EXCESS LOAD ON OUR CETP AS WELL AS TO SAFEGUARD OUR SYSTEM. ARE SUCH SYSTEM AVAILABLE OR THEY ARE JUST RUMORS IN THE MARKET ABOUT THEIR AVAILABILITY.
THANKS IN ADVANCE AND BEST REGARDS,

LEGEND:
S SCREEN CHAMBER
G GRIT CHAMBER
CI 1 PRE CHLORINATION
CI 2 POST CHLORINATION
PC PHYSICO CHEMICAL
PSF PRESSURE SAND FILTER
DMF DUAL MEDIA FILTER (SAND & FLY ASH)
GAC GAC - GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON COLUMN
EA EA - EXTENDED AERATION TANK
SST SST - SECONDARY SETTLING TANK

S K Tandon
general secretary of confederation and actual user. - Delhi, India
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