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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Food Oil ♦ Municipal Facility ♦ Industrial Wastewater ♦ Municipal System ♦ Municipal Wastewater Treatment System ♦ Total Fat ♦ Vegetable Origin ♦ Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant ♦ Confusion Result ♦ Regulatory Agency ♦ Petroleum Oil ♦ Adequate Water Pollution ♦ Municipal Sewer ♦ Available Fact ♦ Adequate Treatment ♦ Petroleum Origin ♦ Public Official
Abstract The continuing interest in adequate water pollution controls has led to regulations that control the constituents of industrial wastewaters discharged to municipal wastewater treatment systems. The purpose of this control is to prevent the introduction of pollutants that can not be transported or adequately treated in the municipal system. A number of municipalities have adopted limitations on the concentrations of total fats, oils and grease in industrial wastewaters discharged to municipal sewers. This emphasis on total fats, oils and grease (FOG) does not recognize the difference between food oils of animal and vegetable origin and oil and grease of petroleum origin. Food oils are effectively treated in municipal systems while petroleum oil and grease may be less amenable to treatment in such systems. Adequate treatment of FOG of animal and vegetable origin in municipal wastewater treatment systems continues to be a matter of concern to public officials and regulatory agencies. However, this concern is caused by confusion and misunderstandings that are not supported by the available facts. This confusion results from misunderstandings about what happens to food oils in sewers and in municipal wastewater treatment plants, from
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 1985-01-01