||Overview of Available Treatment Techniques for Removing Organics from Drinking Water: Cost and Performance Evaluation.
Clark, R. M. ;
Fronk, C. A. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Water treatment ;
Organic compounds ;
Cost analysis ;
Performance evaluation ;
Activated carbon treatment ;
Chemical removal(Water treatment) ;
Potable water ;
Safe Drinking Water Act
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Recent amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act have accelerated the requirements for development of Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) and increased the number of contaminants that will be regulated. Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) has been identified as the baseline technology against which all other technologies must be compared for the removal of synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs). The Drinking Water Research Division of EPA is examining a number of technologies to compare against GAC. Both cost and performance analysis is being made. Aeration is cost effective for most volatile compounds and ozonation is promising. Reverse osmosis is still under study.