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|Main Title||Radon Removal Techniques for Small Community Public Water Supplies.|
|Author||Kinner, N. E. ; Malley, J. P. ; Clement, J. A. ; Quern, P. A. ; Schell, G. S. ;|
|CORP Author||New Hampshire Univ., Durham.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Radon ; Water supply ; Water treatment ; Evaluation ; Activated carbon treatment ; Adsorption ; Aeration ; Water distribution ; Distribution systems ; Experimental design ; Pilot plants ; Flow rate ; Temperature ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Graphs(Charts) ; Extraction ; Storage tanks ; Scintillation counters ; Cost analysis ; Small communities ; Packed tower aeration ; Pretreatment(Water)|
The report presents the results of an evaluation, performed by the University of New Hampshire--Environmental Research Group (ERG), of radon removal in small community water supplies using full-scale granular activated carbon adsorption, diffused bubble aeration and packed tower aeration. Various low technology alternatives, such as loss in a distribution system and addition of coarse bubble aeration to a pilot-scale atmospheric storage tank were also evaluated. The report discusses each of the treatment alternatives with respect to their radon removal efficiency, potential problems (i.e., waste disposal, radiation exposure and intermedia pollution), and economics in small community applications. In addition, several sampling methods, storage times, scintillation cocktails and extraction procedures currently used in the liquid scintillation technique for analysis of radon in water were compared.