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Main Title Breakpoint chlorination/activated carbon treatment : effect on volatile halogenated organics /
Author Westrick, James J., ; Cummins, Michael D. ; Cohen, Jesse M.
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Cummins, Michael D.
Cohen, Jesse M.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Wastewater Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-165
Stock Number PB-287 129
OCLC Number 04419539
Subjects Water--Purification--Chlorination. ; Water--Purification--Adsorption.
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Activated carbon treatment ; Chlorination ; Halogen organic compounds ; Pilot plants ; Chloroform ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Performance evaluation ; Ammonia ; Design criteria ; Sampling ; Methane/bromo-dichloro ; Breakpoint chlorination
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EHAM  TD172.E46 600 1978, no.165 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-165 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/21/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-165 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-165 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ELBD  EPA 600-2-78-165 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/20/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-165 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-287 129 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation viii, 78 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The production and removal of six volatile halogenated organic compounds during treatment of tertiary clarified and filtered wastewater by breakpoint chlorination and activated carbon was examined in a continuous flow pilot plant. Short contact time breakpoint chlorination of filter effluent increased chloroform and bromodichloromethane concentrations by 50 micrograms/liter and 10 micrograms/liter, respectively. Treatment by carbon prior to chlorination reduced the formation of chloroform by a factor of four, but was less effective in reducing the amount of bromoform produced. A 20-minute empty bed contact time activated carbon adsorber was much more efficient for chloroform removal than a 10-min adsorber, probably because of competitive effects of more strongly adsorbed organics. The removal of chloroform by the second stage carbon contactors conformed to an equilibrium expression of the Freundlich type.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-60).