Meeting NPDES permit limits for an effluent-dependent stream

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When the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina received a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit containing very low copper and toxicity limits for an effluent-dependent stream, an innovative and cost-effective method to meet them was sought. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control mandated that compliance with the new limits be achieved within three years of the effective date of the permit. SRS personnel studied various regulatory options for complying with the new limits including Water Effect Ratio, use of a Metals Translator, blending with additional effluents, and outfall relocation. Regulatory options were determined to not ... continued below

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Payne, W.L. September 1, 1998.

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When the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina received a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit containing very low copper and toxicity limits for an effluent-dependent stream, an innovative and cost-effective method to meet them was sought. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control mandated that compliance with the new limits be achieved within three years of the effective date of the permit. SRS personnel studied various regulatory options for complying with the new limits including Water Effect Ratio, use of a Metals Translator, blending with additional effluents, and outfall relocation. Regulatory options were determined to not be feasible because the receiving stream is effluent dependent. Treatment options were studied after it was determined that none of the regulatory pathways were viable. Corrosion inhibitors were evaluated on a full-scale basis with only limited benefits. Ion exchange was promising, but not cost effective for a high flow effluent with a very low concentration of copper. A treatment wetlands, not normally given consideration for the removal of metals, proved to be the most cost effective method studied and is currently under construction.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98053159

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  • Water Environment Federation (WEF) annual conference, Orlando, FL (United States), 3-7 Oct 1998

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  • Other: DE98053159
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--97-00811
  • Report No.: CONF-981028--
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/296842 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 296842
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686186

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Payne, W.L. Meeting NPDES permit limits for an effluent-dependent stream, report, September 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686186/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.