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Main Title Sand/Granular Carbon Filtration Treatment System for Removing Aqueous Pesticide Residues from a Marine Toxicology Laboratory Effluent.
Author Moore, J. C. ; Hansen, D. J. ; Garnas, R. L. ; Goodman, L. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/271 ;CONTRIB-481;
Stock Number PB86-157799
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Toxicity ; Residues ; Effluents ; Marine organisms ; Contaminants ; Sand filtration ; Activated carbon ; Reprints ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-157799 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 6p
Flow-through toxicity tests using marine organisms can generate large volumes of contaminated sea water effluent which should be treated to remove the contaminants before being discharged into the environment. The authors have developed a sand filtration/activated carbon treatment system that removes a diversity of organophosphate, organochlorine and pyrethroid pesticide residues from these effluents. The sand filter removes from 60 to 97% of the chemicals by continuously filtering suspended particulates and associated chemicals as well as by facilitating partitioning of chemicals from water to organic material in the sand filter. Following sand filtration, effluent water slowly percolates through granular activated carbon. Overall, removal efficiencies exceed 90%. The organic material and associated chemicals are backwashed from the sand weekly, separated and concentrated by gravity and packaged for disposal.