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Main Title Regional Reactivation of Granular Activated Carbon.
Author Adams, J. Q. ; Clark, R. M. ; Lykins, B. W. ; Kittredge, D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/136;
Stock Number PB87-100541
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Adsorbents ; Cost analysis ; Potable water ; Contaminants ; Reprints ; Granular activated carbon treatment ; Drinking water
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-100541 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 7p
A major portion of the cost of using Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) as a water treatment unit process is associated with spent carbon replacement or reactivation. Regional reactivation or sharing a reactivation furnace among several users, has been proposed as a means of minimizing this cost. To test the concept, a field scale regional reactivation project was conducted by the Manchester, New Hampshire Water Works in conjunction with three other water utilities. Each of the three participating utilities provided 40,000 pounds of carbon to be transported to Manchester for fluidized bed reactivation. Data was gathered on reactivation operations and costs, and transportation costs and carbon losses. Results of the study demonstrated that regional reactivation can be cost effective as compared to virgin carbon replacement and in certain instances more cost effective than on-site reactivation.