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Main Title Development of Basic Data and Knowledge Regarding Organic Removal Capabilities of Commercially Available Home Water Treatment Units Utilizing Activated Carbon: Phase 1--Preliminary Report.
Author Smith, James K. ; Lynch, Stephen C. ; Gebhart, Judith E. ; Monteith, Carolyn S. ;
CORP Author Gulf South Research Inst., New Orleans, LA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Drinking Water.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-68-01-4766; GSRI-328-890-10;
Stock Number PB82-159591
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Organic compounds ; Activated carbon treatment ; Potable water ; Microorganisms ; Halogen organic compounds ; Bacteria ; Silver ; Houses ; Water quality ; New Orleans(Louisiana)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-159591 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 62p
An extensive study of commercially available home water treatment units has been conducted over a 3-year period to examine organics reduction and microbiological factors. Phase 1 addressed trial protocol development and pilot testing using spiked and unspiked New Orleans tap water (6 units on each test). Before and after filter tests were run for trihalomethanes (THMs), non-purgeable total organic carbon (NPTOC), standard plate count (SPC) bacteria, endotoxin, silver levels (when appropriate), chlorine residuals and other peripheral tests. Based on the pilot tests, unspiked tap water was selected as the main means of testing.