||Reverse osmosis for removing synthetic organics from drinking water : a cost and performance evalution /
Lykins, Benjamin W. ;
Lykins, B. W. ;
Clark, R. M. ;
Fronk, C. A.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
|| Water Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency ; [Available from National Technical Information Service],
Drinking water--Purification--Costs. ;
Drinking water--Contamination. ;
Drinking water--Contamination--United States. ;
Water--Purification--Reverse osmosis process.
Dissolved organic matter ;
Potable water ;
Water treatment ;
Chemical removal(Water treatment) ;
Water pollution ;
Activated carbon treatment ;
Aromatic hydrocarbons ;
Aliphatic hydrocarbons ;
Halogen organic compounds ;
Pilot plants ;
Reverse osmosis ;
Water pollution control ;
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||iii, 25 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm
Reverse osmosis for removing organic compounds from drinking water has considerable promise. Bench and pilot plant studies on actual waters have shown that several organics proposed for regulation can be removed by reverse osmosis. As membrane technology improves, rejection of more difficult to remove compounds is expected to improve. Also, smaller volumes of concentrate are expected to be produced which can be handled more cost effectively. One major concern with the use of reverse osmosis is concentrate disposal which may increase the overall cost of treatment and disposal. The cost of reverse osmosis is very sensitive to such factors as recovery, economies of scale, systems configuration, membrane type, and electric power cost. In certain situations, reverse osmosis is a viable treatment option that is not cost prohibitive.
EPA/600/D-88/134. "June 1988." PB88-225016. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 7).