Cover Page ofThe Mayfield Handbook of Technical & Scientific Writing
Table of ContentsWriting TimelineHelpCredits

Section 5.3.2


Use narration to establish a series of events that tells the reader what happened. Narrationfollows a chronological pattern of development. It is a convincing mode of paragraph development to the extent that it tells a coherent story. This pattern or time line is usually very easy to understand. In the following narrative, the firstnarrative paragraph is followed by two descriptive paragraphs. Note the use of transitional words such asthereafter, first, next, and after.

Containment and Treatment of the Love Canal Landfill Leachate TemporaryTreatment Program

The carbon feasibility studies were completed in October, 1978. Immediately thereafter, the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "Blue Magoo" was dispatched to the site to provideon-site emergency treatment. First, wastewater generated during construction was collected, pHadjusted, clarified, sand filtered, and carbon treated. Next, treated effluent was analyzed and wasfound to confirm Calgon's study findings. After this process, the New York State Department ofEnvironmental Conservation granted a discharge permit on October 27, 1978.

On October 29, 1978, the EPA Emergency Treatment System was replaced by a larger systemprovided by Newco Chemical Waste Systems, Inc. and Calgon Corp . . . 

The two-stage adsorption system, providing ongoing treatment at the Love Canal site, is askid-mounted system designed for rapid installation. The adsorbers are pressure vessels completewith all process and carbon transfer piping, valving, and instrumentation. Each adsorber holds afull truckload of 9,072 kg (20,000 lb) of granular carbon and can hydraulically process up to 662l/min (175 gal) of wastewater. When a carbon bed is spent, the spent carbon ispneumatically and hydraulically transferred to . . . 

--W. McDougall and R. A. Fusco, "Containment and Treatment of the Love Canal LandfillLeachate," Journal of the Water Pollution and Control Federation

Reference Link Text
## Narration ##
Reference Link Text

[ Home | Table of Contents| Writing Timeline | Index |Help | Credits]

Copyright ©2001 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Any use is subject to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. McGraw-Hill Higher Education is one of the many fine businesses of
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Corporate Link