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Main Title Design Considerations for GAC (Granular Activated Carbon) Treatment of Organic Chemicals.
Author Crittenden, J. C. ; Hand, D. W. ; Arora, H. ; Lykins, B. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/001;
Stock Number PB87-177127
Additional Subjects Activated carbon treatment ; Water treatment ; Organic compounds ; Beds(Process engineering) ; Adsorption. Solutes ; Isotherms ; Mass transfer ; Reprints ; GAC(Granular Activated Carbon)
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Abstract
Procedures with which to determine preliminary fixed-bed adsorber design calculations for single solutes are described. Correlations are proposed and verified to determine single-solute isotherm and mass transfer parameters. These correlations are used in combination with a simplified version of a mass transfer model to calculate mass transfer zone lengths and the maximum amount of water that may be treated. The calculated results can then be used to select the optimum fixed-bed adsorber operation. Comparisons of this simplified procedure with actual pilot-plant and full-scale data are presented to demonstrate its validity. (Copyright (c) J. American Water Works Association, 79(1):74-82, January 1987.)