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Main Title Granular Activated Carbon for Removing Nontrihalomethane Organics from Drinking Water.
Author Lykins, Jr., B. W. ; Geldreich, E. E. ; Adams, J. Q. ; Ireland, J. C. ; Clark, R. M. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/165;
Stock Number PB85-120970
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Water treatment ; Organic compounds ; Cost analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Halogen organic compounds ; Sites ; Microbiology ; Design criteria ; Granular activated carbon treatment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-120970 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 268p
Several large field scale research projects were initiated by the U.S. EPA Drinking Water Research Division, MERL, Cincinnati, OH to evaluate the performance of GAC under varying operating conditions and different source water. Most of this research has been completed at nine locations (Cincinnati, OH; Manchester, NH; Jefferson Parish, LA; Evansville, IN; Miami, FL; Huntington, WV; Beaver Falls, PA; Passaic, NJ; and Thornton, CO). Various carbons produced for organics removal were evaluated at the nine locations. Over 150 specific organics were detected at these locations. In addition to these specific organics, surrogate parameters such as total organic carbon and total organic halide were used in many cases to determine GAC performance. Most of these compounds were removed by GAC. Also, microbiological data was evaluated. Actual cost data associated with the construction and operation of full scale research facilities were summarized. In addition, cost estimates for various GAC treatment scenarios were developed to examine the effect of economies of scale and cost tradeoffs between alternative GAC treatment systems.