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Main Title Activated carbon : solutions for improving water quality /
Author Chowdhury, Zaid K.
Publisher American Water Works Association,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 810318239
ISBN 9781583219072; 1583219072
Subjects Water--Purification--Adsorption. ; Water--Purification--Organic compounds removal. ; Carbon, Activated. ; Water quality. ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Environmental--Water Supply. ; SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--Hydrology.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TD449.5.C46 2013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/22/2016
Collation xxxiv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Many books have been written about granular activated carbon. Some focus on the theory of performance and removal mechanisms while others focus on design features. This book focuses on solutions. It describes the challenges facing water providers to provide safe water that is acceptable to their customers, utility experiences using activated carbon, activated carbon applications, and design and procurement approaches. The appendices include detailed case studies and a life-cycle assessment demonstrating favorable sustainability considerations for activated carbon when compared to other treatment technologies. Never before has all of this information been together in one location. The what, why, and how of activated carbon are connected in this book and demonstrate why this treatment technology has maintained its status as an integral treatment technology in the quest for pure water over millennia"-- 1. Fundamentals of adsorption -- 2. Powdered activated carbon systems -- 3. Granular activated carbon systems -- 4. Activated carbon application approaches -- 5. Dissolved organic matter control -- 6. Taste-and-odor control -- 7. Activated carbon for organic contaminant control -- 8. Gravity GAC treatment system design -- 9. Pressure GAC treatment system design -- 10. Vapor-phase GAC treatment design -- 11. On-site GAC reactivation design -- 12. PAC feed system design -- 13. Activated carbon system implementation and economic consideration -- Appendix A. Example environmental life-cycle assessment -- Appendix B. Case studies.