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Hello everyone. I apologize for cross postings.
One of my local hospitals is considering using an aqueous solution of
glutaraldehyde as a cooling tower biocide.
They intend to discharge the cooling tower "blow-down" (water mixed with the
glutaraldehyde) directly into the sanitary sewer system at a volume of
approximately 360 gallons per day (1/4 gallon per minute on average) with a
glutaraldehyde concentration of approx. 150 ppm in the effluent.
Do any other agencies allow discharge of glutaraldehyde into the sewer
Is glutaraldehyde a problem in the sanitary sewer system?
Is there a less toxic alternative?
I have searched the web for "glutaraldehyde" and for "cooling tower" and got
a lot of interesting information, but nothing about discharges to sewer
As always, any information you can share would be helpful. Thank
you! -Tracy Wyhlidko
Message sent by: Tracy Wyhlidko, Pretreatment Coordinator, City of Eureka,
4301 Hilfiker Lane, Eureka, CA 95503 Tel: (707) 441-4362, Fax: (707)