Battery Manufacturer

This set of information was obtained from a treatment plant facility dealing with the manufacture of batteries. Three different monitoring periods are listed. They all occured within the past year or two. One set of data represents a typical influent stream, listing the chemicals and their numerical values. The other two sets of data represent a typical effluent stream, that is after the wastewater is appropriately treated to remove the contaminants.


Time Periods


Influent Stream

PARAMETERS (mg/L) Time Period A
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) 1240
Total Suspended Solids (TSS) 62
HEAVY METALS (mg/L)
Copper, Cu1.3
Lead, Pb32.0
Nickel, Ni0.63
Silver, Ag< 0.01
Zinc, Zn4.0
Chromium (total), Cr1.1
Cadmium, Cd0.1
Arsenic, As<0.3
OTHER SUBSTANCES (mg/L)
Oil & Grease< 10
Cyanide (total), CN< 0.05
Dissolved Sulfides< 0.02


Effluent Stream

PARAMETERS (mg/L) Time Period B Time Period C
Flow Rate (GPD) 444 1260
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) 161 8.8
Total Suspended Solids (TSS) 25 5
HEAVY METALS (mg/L)
Copper, Cu 0.1 < 0.01
Lead, Pb 0.15 < 0.05
Nickel, Ni 0.24 0.07
Silver, Ag < 0.01 0.01
Zinc, Zn 0.15 0.07
Chromium (total), Cr < 0.01 < 0.01
Cadmium, Cd < 0.01 < 0.01
Arsenic, As < 0.3 < 0.3
Mercury, Hg < 0.005 < 0.005
OTHER SUBSTANCES (mg/L)
Oil & Grease < 10 < 10
Cyanide (total), CN < 0.05 < 0.05
Dissolved Sulfides 0.07 0.03

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Last Updated: 9/6/96
Analyst/Contact: Tristan Baccay

E-Mail Address: baccay@cooper.edu