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Main Title Optimizing GAC (Granular Activated Carbon) Systems.
Author Clark, R. M. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/J-83/322;
Stock Number PB86-117256
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Ground water ; Surface water ; Cost analysis ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Potable water ; Reprints ; Granular activated carbon treatment ; Numerical solution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-117256 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 20p
Granular activated carbon (GAC) is an effective technique for removing synthetic organics from both ground and surface waters. Questions have been raised, however, over the cost of using GAC in this manner. To provide insight into these cost issues, the Drinking Water Research Division has developed a series of cost curves for various unit processes including those related to GAC. This paper presents a modification of these cost curves into continuous analytic equations. These equations can be used to estimate unit costs for various treatment configurations. Sensitivity analysis can be performed and design configurations listed. Regional options are explored using these equations as the basis for analysis.