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Main Title The removal of trace organics from drinking water using activated carbon and polymeric adsorbents /
Author O'Connor, John T. ; Badorek, Diane ; Thiem, Leon
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Author Title of a Work
Badorek, Diane.
Thiem, Leon.
CORP Author Missouri Univ.-Columbia. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/2-81/077; EPA-R-804433
Stock Number PB81-196768
Subjects Carbon, Activated ; Hazardous substances ; Odor control ; Drinking water ; Polymers ; Polymerization ; Polymers and polymerization
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Potable water ; Adsorbents ; Organic compounds ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Polymers ; Activated carbon ; Pilot plants ; Concentration(Composition) ; Kansas City(Missouri)
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NTIS  PB81-196768 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 99 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A pilot plant was operated at the Kansas City Missouri Water Treatment Plant to study adsorption as a means of removing trihalomethanes and total organic carbon from drinking water. The pilot plant consisted of 15 columns 6 inches in diameter and each containing about a 3 ft depth of a granular adsorbent. Granular activated carbons and polymeric adsorbents were compared in four extended tests conducted over periods of 183, 111, 65 and 129 days. The pilot plant studies demonstrated the effects of regeneration, variations in trace organic concentration, and depth of adsorbent on trace organic removal including effluent concentration and adsorption capacity.
Grant no. R-804433010. "This study was conducted in cooperation with the American Water Works Association Research Foundation." Microfiche.