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Main Title Chemical technology and economics in environmental perspectives. Task IV Activated carbon.
Author Kelso, Gary L. ; Lapp., Thomas W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gruntfest, Irving J.,
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, Mo.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number 68-01-3201; EPA 560/2-77-002; EPA-68-01-3201
Stock Number PB-266 181
OCLC Number 41558302
Subjects Environmental chemistry ; Carbon, Activated ; Surface chemistry
Additional Subjects Activated carbon ; Manufacturing ; Product development ; Water pollution control ; Air pollution control ; Impurities ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Utilization ; Adsorbents ; Aromatic polycyclic compounds ; Rubber industry ; Dry cleaning ; Electroplating ; Ions ; Food industry ; Drug industry ; Sewage treatment ; Industrial wastes ; Metal industry ; Heavy metals
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 560-2-77-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/18/2014
EKBD  EPA-560/2-77-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/23/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-2-77-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 560-2-77-002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/26/2017
ESAD  EPA 560-2-77-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-266 181 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 86 pages ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this study was to compile selected information concerning the manufacture and use of activated carbon, with particular emphasis on product quality as related to the presence of heavy metal ions and/or polynuclear aromatic compounds. Specific areas of interest were the raw materials and methods of production; manufacturers, production capacities, and actual production; types of final products; and consumption patterns of activated carbon. Product quality specifications for heavy metal ions and polynuclear aromatic compounds in the final products were investigated. U.S. production quantities have exceeded 200 million pounds annually for the past 3 to 4 years. Of the estimated 180 million pounds consumed in the United States in 1975, about 37% was employed in food and pharmaceutical areas, 25% in water or waste treatment processes, and 38% in other applications. Activated carbon for use in foods and pharmaceuticals conforms to the Food Chemicals Codex specifications for heavy metal ions and polynuclear aromatics. Products for municipal water treatment are subject to AWWA standards. Activated carbon for other uses are subject only to customer specifications.
"EPA 560/2-77-002." "68-01-3201."