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RE: Nickel in Scrubber Waters

What is the nickel ppm in the water going into the scrubber?

Steve Hillenbrand
Industrial Waste Reduction Engineer
Synterprise Group, Division of Tennessee Valley Authority
(423) 632-8489; (423) 632-3616 (fax)
TVA IWR HomePage  www.tva.gov/orgs/iwr/iwrhome.htm

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> From: 	NBC Planning, Policy & Regulation[SMTP:ppr@narrabay.com]
> Reply To: 	NBC Planning, Policy & Regulation
> Sent: 	Wednesday, July 22, 1998 11:34 AM
> To: 	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject: 	Nickel in Scrubber Waters
> Dear List:
> I have a sewer user that has nickel levels approximately 2ppm in their
> scrubber waters. The scrubbers are cleaning the gases from a boiler that
> burns both gas and oil at separate times. The scrubber tower is lined with
> stainless steel. We cannot figure out where the nickel is coming from. The
> odd thing is, is that they found their nickel levels to be lower when
> burning gas, but the pH when burning the gas is 2 whereas the pH when
> burning oil is 6. Nickel leaching from the stainless? If anyone has any
> ideas on where the nickel is coming from it would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks a bunch!
> Division of Planning, Policy & Regulation
> Narragansett Bay Commission
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