RSS Feed Print
Setting ethanol and methanol limits.
RBladen
Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2012 4:35 PM
Joined: 5/3/2012
Posts: 1


Can Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) Industrial wastestream discharges to the collection system be controled with a BOD limit or will a separate Ethanol limit need to be established?  

 

Also can Methanol (Methyl Alcohol), a hazardous waste when discharged to the sanitary sewer, be discharged at any level without negatively impacting the wastewater treatment plant?

 

 


Ronald Bladen
Posted: Monday, May 7, 2012 2:45 PM
Joined: 5/4/2012
Posts: 1


RBladen wrote:

Can Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) Industrial wastestream discharges to the collection system be controled with a BOD limit or will a separate Ethanol limit need to be established?  

 

Also can Methanol (Methyl Alcohol), a hazardous waste when discharged to the sanitary sewer, be discharged at any level without negatively impacting the wastewater treatment plant?

 

 

Quote from the Methanol Institute:    Product grade methanol, when disposed, is a listed hazardous waste.  Waste methanol, or water contaminated with methanol, is considered a hazardous waste and must never be discharged directly into sewers or surface waters.