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Cyanide Formation and Fate in Complex Effluents and its Relation to Water Quality Criteria

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Michael Kavanaugh
Michael Kavanaugh
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IWA Publishing
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
9781780404073
Publication date:
December 2003

Cyanide occurs in many industrial and municipal wastewaters and is often an expected constituent of typical treatment plant wastewater streams. However, a growing number of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) across the USA have detected cyanide in cholorinated effluents at levels exceeding influent concentrations. Because water quality criteria and related discharge limits are typically low some of these WWTPs periodically exceed effluent cyanide standards. Potential causes include cyanide formation during wastewater cholrination processes, the presence of interferences that cause false negatives, and false positives caused by artifacts of sample handling or analytical techniques. The possible causes of the apparent cyanide formation phenomenon were investigated in this study.

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Cyanide Formation and Fate in Complex Effluents and its Relation to Water Quality Criteria
By: Michael Kavanaugh
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/9781780404073
ISBN (electronic): 9781780404073
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Published: 2003

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