Case History for Disposal of Photographic Wastes by a Large Quantity Generator LQG

A graphic arts company in Farmingdale, New York, produced four wastewater streams at

Outfall Nos. 001, 002, 003, and 004, as shown in Figure 1.

Outfall Wastewater flow (gal/day)

001 002

2000 (average) 30,000 (average) 5000 (average) 5000 (average)

The four wastewater streams discharged at Outfall Nos. 001, 002, 003, and 004 were photographic process wastewater, cooling water (noncontact), sanitary waste A, and sanitary waste B, respectively. A State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) discharge permit was issued to the company in compliance with the Environmental Conservation Law of

New York State [13] and the Federal Clean Water Act, as amended. Specifically, the company was authorized to discharge its treated effluents from the company's facility to a nearby receiving water. Table 5 indicates the final effluent limitations and monitoring requirements specified by the SPDES discharge permit.

The company was required to take samples and measurements to meet the monitoring requirements at the outfall location Nos. 001, 002, 003 and 004, as indicated in Figure 1.

The photographic wastewater from the company was collected for treatment in accordance with the technologies described by Bober et al. [57] before being discharged to a State-approved receiving water.

A small quantity of wastewater containing extremely toxic pollutants, however, was held and hauled by an approved scavenger.

Figure 1 Monitoring locations at Liberty Graphic Arts, Inc.

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Figure 1 Monitoring locations at Liberty Graphic Arts, Inc.

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