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Re: Molybdenum sources to wastewater treatment plants


Regarding your quest for molybdenum information, there was a
discussion on this listserv last March & April (I believe) about
molybdenum.  You can go to the P2Tech Archives and search using the
word "molybdenum."  I was able to get about 10-15 hits on that
topic.  The URL for the achives is:


Good luck!

Rich Dooley
> Date:          Fri, 06 Mar 1998 12:27:19 -0500 (EST)
> From:          Cindy McComas <CMCCOMAS@mntap.sph.umn.edu>
> Subject:       Molybdenum sources to wastewater treatment plants
> To:            'P2 Tech' <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
> Reply-to:      Cindy McComas <CMCCOMAS@mntap.sph.umn.edu>

> As an outgrowth to the POTW outreach we are doing here in Minnesota, I am 
> running into an issue related to molybdenum sources in both pond systems and 
> mechanical treatment plants.  Mo is largely causing a problem due to high 
> sources in the sludge from anaerobic digesters or even the pond sludge, 
> which limits sludge management though land application or burning.    I have 
> heard sources can be from machining operations, antifreeze, cooling towers, 
> and closed casing lubricants.  Any there any other sources you are aware of? 
>  I would also be looking for P2 opportunities from these sources.  Thanks.
> Cindy McComas
> 1313 5th Street, #207
> Mpls, MN  55414
> 612-627-4556
> 612-627-4769 (fax)
> mccom003@tc.umn.edu
Richard Dooley
Environmental Management Specialist       
11251 Roger Bacon Dr.; M/S 4-3; Rm. #4009
SAIC - Pollution Prevention Division         Reston, VA  20190
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