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BOD Loading from Quincy Industrial Wastewater Treatment System

Publication number Date Published
94-e37January 1994
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Author(s) Pelletier, G.
Description This memo presents the results of a modeling analysis of dissolved oxygen (D.O.) in the receiving water for effluent from the city of Quincy's Industrial Wastewater Treatment System (WTP). The city of Quincy operates an NPDES-permitted industrial wastewater treatment system to accommodate two local vegetable processing plants. The Quincy WTP discharges to irrigation wasteways within the Bureau of Reclamation's Columbia Basin Project. Dissolved oxygen in the receiving water is influenced by discharge of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), including demand from oxidation of ammonia and nitrite and carbonaceous BOD. Allowable BOD loading was also found to be significantly related to effluent D.O.
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Keywords receiving water, industrial, chemical oxygen demand, wastewater treatment plant, environmental, water, chemical, loading, water quality, nitrite, NPDES, irrigation, dissolved oxygen, effluent, Environmental Protection Agency, ammonia
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 41 Lower Crab