Environmental solution for industrial effluent reuse, An
The Snowflake Mill is located in a rural setting in Arizona. Through its papermaking process, the mill produces approximately 14 million gallons of effluent each day. Historically, this effluent had been discharged to a natural body of water called "Dry Lake". In 1992, however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a consent decree which required the effluent either to be treated or cease discharging into Dry Lake. In the absence of complying with these requirements, EPA would seek the suspension of the mill's operations. After carefully evaluating various alternatives, the solids ...
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