How to handle ethanol above ground storage tank drainage?
Prakash Pimparkar, Environmental Consulting Services , firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethanol is completely soluble in water and so cannot be separated from water, neither it is adsorbable by activated carbon, nor can it be stripped At concentrations above 10 mg/l it may be toxic to aquatic life. It exerts COD and BOD of about 1:2.56. You need to treat this wastewater in a biological wastewater treatment plant if you have one.