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Georgia-Gulf Corporation

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Wastewater Treatment

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: TRI Emissions

Location: Plaquemine LA

No. of employees: Between 100 and 500 employees

Contact: David Goldsmith, Senior Environmental Engineer

Phone: (504) 389-2677



Description:

The west and east biological treatment tanks operate in series with the wastewater influent entering the west tank. The fill pipe into the west tank was positioned such that the influent fell several feet to the liquid surface. Modeling indicated that organic compounds were stripped to the atmosphere due to the drop.

Environmental Benefits:

This project reduced approximately 38,000 lbs/yr of TRI emissions to air.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The project cost $23,700, but no economic benefits were realized.

Source: LDEQ



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