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Main Title Treatment Technology for Removing Radon from Small Community Water Supplies.
Author Kinner, N. E. ; Quern, P. A. ; Schell, G. S. ; Lessard, C. E. ; Clement, J. A. ;
CORP Author New Hampshire Univ., Durham.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/249;
Stock Number PB90-129321
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Radon ; Water supply ; Potable water ; Performance evaluation ; Activated carbon treatment ; New Hampshire ; Field tests ; Water quality ; Revisions ; Aeration ; Cost analysis ; Graphs(Charts) ; Column packings ; Air circulation ; Ground water ; Small systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-129321 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
Radon contamination of drinking water primarily affects individual homeowners and small communities using groundwater supplies. Presently, three types of treatment processes have been used to remove radon: granular activated carbon adsorption (GAC), diffused bubble aeration, and packed tower aeration. In order to obtain data on these treatment alternatives for small communities water supplies, a field evaluation study was conducted on these three processes as well as on several modifications to aeration of water in storage tanks considered to be low cost/low technology alternatives. The paper presents the results of these field studies conducted at a small mobile home park in rural New Hampshire. The conclusion of the study was that the selection of the appropriate treatment system to remove radon from drinking water depends primarily upon: (1) precent removal of process; (2) capital operating and maintenance costs; (3) safety (radiation); and (4) raw water quality (Fe, Mn, bacteria and organics).