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Survey of Phosphate and ABS Concentrations in Illinois Streams

Morgan, James J. and Engelbrecht, Richard S. (1960) Survey of Phosphate and ABS Concentrations in Illinois Streams. Journal - American Water Works Association, 52 (4). pp. 471-482. ISSN 0003-150X.

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The rapid increase in the use of synthetic detergents during the past decade has undoubtedly led to the presence of greater quantities of synthetic detergent compounds in sewage effluents and, as a consequence, in certain surface water supplies. Questions have been raised concerning the persistence of these substances in natural waters and their possible effects on water treatment processes. This article presents data on ortho‐ and condensed phosphates, alkyl benzene sulfonate (ABS), and water quality from a survey of Illinois surface waters made during the period 1955‐57, in which 204 surface water samples were collected and analyzed. The four parts of the Illinois survey are described, along with rainfall and streamflow discharge from this same period, and survey results.

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Additional Information:© 1960 American Water Works Association. This investigation represents part of a research project supported by AASGP. Appreciation is expressed to J. C. Dietz, who initially was director of the project; R. J. Harrison, who was engineer in charge; and L. B. Boice, who was the chemist.
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Association of American Soap & Glycerine ProducersUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Surveys; Surface Water; Illinois; Phosphates; Detergents; Effluents; Discharge; Water Quality
Issue or Number:4
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Official Citation:Morgan, J.J. and Engelbrecht, R.S. (1960), Survey of Phosphate and ABS Concentrations in Illinois Streams. Journal ‐ American Water Works Association, 52: 471-482.
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:11 Dec 2020 15:49
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