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Main Title Removal of humic material by conventional treatment and carbon /
Author Lykins, Ben W. ; Lykins, B. W. ; Clark, R. M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Water Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/113
Stock Number PB87-180931
OCLC Number 17578279
Subjects Water--Purification ; Adsorption
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Humic acids ; Disinfection ; Byproducts ; Activated carbon treatment ; Organic compounds ; Potable water ; Chlorination ; TTHM(Total Trihalomethane) ; GAC(Granular Activated Carbon)
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NTIS  PB87-180931 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, 27 leaves ; 1987
Disinfection byproducts are among those compounds being considered for regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986. One of the most significant disinfection byproducts for those utilities that use chlorine are total trihalomethanes (TTHMs). Utilities may be forced to consider disinfectants other than chlorine and to consider treatment modifications that might include new options ranging from improved conventional treatment to granular activated carbon (SAC) adsorption. EPA's Drinking Water Research Division has collected extensive treatment data for removal of organics including TTHM, their precursors, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), and Total Organic Halide (TOX) at several water utilities under actual operating conditions. In these studies, GAC was used at some sites to determine its ability to remove those organic compounds present after conventional treatment.
April 1987. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 27).