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Re: Nickel in Scrubber Waters



Along the same lines, how about nickel in the oil?  Does their oil always 
come from the same supplier?  Crude oil can contain a lot of metals, 
depending on where it's from, and the metals aren't always removed during 
refining.  

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> 
> 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)
> sjhillenbrand@tva.gov
> 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
> > 
> > ppr@narrabay.com
> > http://narrabay.com
> > 
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> > 
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