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Development Document For Effluent Limitations Guidelines And New Source Performance Standards For The Phosphorus Derived Chemicals Segment Of The Phosphate Manufacturing Point Source Category. (See U.S. EPA Headquarters Library Copy #PB241-018).

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A study was made of the phosphate manufacturing point source category by the General Technologies Corporation for the Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of developing effluent limitations guidelines, Federal standards of performance, and pretreatment standards for the industry, to implement Sections 304, 306 and 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972.
For the purpose of this study, the phosphate manufacturing industry was defined as the manufacture of the following chemicals: Phosphorus (and by-product ferrophosphorus), phosphoric acid (dry process only), phosphorus pentoxide, phosphorus pentasulfide, phosphorus trichloride, phosphorus oxychloride, sodium tripolyphosphate and the calcium phosphates.
Effluent limitations guidelines were developed as a result of this study, defining the degree of effluent reduction attainable through the application of the best practicable control technology currently available and the best available technology economically achievable which must be achieved by existing point sources by July 1, 1977, and July 1, 1983, respectively. The standards of performance for new sources were also defined.

Industrial waste treatment; Chemical industry; Operating costs; Capitalized costs; Performance standards; Water pollution; Cost estimates; Process charting; Industrial wastes; Economic analysis; Inorganic phosphates; Phosphorus; Phosphorus oxides; Phosphorus sulfides; Manufacturing; Synthesis (Chemistry); Water pollution control; Water pollution standards; Phosphorus chlorides; Best technology; Phosphate industry
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EPA Office:
Office of Water
Office Suboffice:
Effluent Guidelines Division
Office Division:
Office of Water and Hazardous Materials
EPA Author:
Martin, Elwood E.
Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
Document Status:
Not Reported

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