Availability Limitations

Steam stripping is used to treat aqueous wastes contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons, aromatics such as xylenes, ketones such as acetone or MEK, alcohols such as methanol, and high-boiling-point chlorinated aromat-ics such as pentachlorophenol. Steam stripping will treat less volatile and more soluble wastes than will air stripping and can handle a wide concentration range (e.g., from

^ Organic Vapors

Liquid Feed

Cartridge Support Rods

Liquid Feed

Cartridge Support Rods

FIG. 11.15.5 Steam stripping column, perforated tray type.

Stripped Effluent

FIG. 11.15.5 Steam stripping column, perforated tray type.

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