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Main Title Practical Computer Modeling for GAC Application.
Author Speth, T. F. ; Miltner., R. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/210;
Stock Number PB91-233288
Additional Subjects Granular activated carbon treatment ; Computerized simulation ; Water pollution control ; Organic compounds ; Adsorption ; US EPA ; Performance evaluation ; Baseline measurements ; Water treatment ; Potable water ; Synthetic materials ; Technology utilization ; Reprints ; Safe Drinking Water Act
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-233288 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 13p
The 1986 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) declare granular activated carbon (GAC) to be the base-line technology against which all other technologies must be measured for synthetic organic chemical (SOC) control. The USEPA's Drinking Water Research Division (DWRD) has been active in determining the effectiveness of GAC in removing organic contaminants. Because GAC is typically employed in a fixed-bed reactor, treatment efficiency is best described by pilot or full-scale columns evaluated with the contaminated water in question. Because it is expensive and time consuming to conduct full-scale field studies, predictive computer modeling of GAC systems is an inherent part of the USEPA's Cost and Technology documents which support the SDWA. The article discusses the mathematical models used by the DWRD and the USEPA's Office of Drinking Water (ODW) to evaluate SOC control in natural waters by GAC treatment processes.