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Development Document For Effluent Limitations Guidelines And New Source Performance Standards For The Basic Fertilizer Chemicals Segment Of The Fertilizer Manufacturing Point Source Category, Final.

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This study presents the findings of the extensive study of the fertilizer industry for the purpose of developing effluent limitation guidelines for existing point source and standards of performance and pretreatment standards for new sources to implement sections 304, 306, and 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1551, 1314, and 1316, 86 Stat. et. seg.) (the "Act").
Effluent limitations guidelines are set forth for 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" set forth a degree of effluent reduction which is achievable through the application of the best available demonstrated control technology processes, operating methods or other alternatives.

Industrial waste treatment; Chemical industry; Ammonium nitrate; Ammonia; Urea; Manufacturing; Nitric acid; Inorganic phosphates; Phosphoric acids; Sulfuric acid; Process charting; Cost estimates; Water pollution; Industrial wastes; Fertilizers; Synthesis (Chemistry); Nitrification; Water pollution control; Water pollution standards; Fertilizer industry; Ammonia stripping; Best technology
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Office of Water
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Effluent Guidelines Division
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Office of Air and Water Programs
EPA Author:
Martin, Elwood E.
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Cost Analysis
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