||Scale-Up of Rapid Small-Scale Adsorption Tests to Field-Scale Adsorbers: Theoretical Basis and Experimental Results for a Constant Diffusivity.
Crittenden, J. C. ;
Berrigan, J. K. ;
Hand, D. W. ;
Friedman, G. ;
||Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton. ;Montgomery (James M.), Inc., Pasadena, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Activated carbon treatment ;
Water treatment ;
Cost effectiveness ;
Mathematical models ;
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Granular activated carbon (GAC) is an effective treatment technique for the removal of some toxic organics from drinking water or wastewater, however, it can be a relatively expensive process, especially if it is designed improperly. A rapid method for the design of large-scale fixed-bed adsorbers from small column studies, known as the rapid small-scale column test (RSSCT), has been developed and evaluated. The benefits of the RSSCT and the cost savings which is associated with proper design make it a very attractive alternative to a pilot study.