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Main Title Appraisal of powdered activated carbon processes for municipal wastewater treatment /
Author Shuckrow, Alan J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Culp, Gordon L.
Westrick, James J.
CORP Author Battelle-Northwest, Richland, Wash.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laborabory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600-2-77-156; 68-03-2211; EPA-68-03-2211
Stock Number PB-272 933
OCLC Number 05874716
Subjects Carbon, Activated ; Sewage--Purification--Adsorption
Additional Subjects Activated carbon ; Sewage treatment ; Combined sewers ; Fluidized bed processing ; Technology ; Performance evaluation ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Cost analysis ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Design criteria ; Activated sludge process ; Coagulation ; Filtration ; Economics ; Nitrification ; Pilot plants ; Chemical oxygen demand
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-156 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/26/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-156 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-156 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/26/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-156 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 933 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvi, 341 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Powdered activated carbon has been the subject of several developmental efforts directed towards producing improved methods for treating municipal wastewaters. Granular activated carbon has proven itself as an effective means of reducing dissolved organic contaminant levels, but is plagued with specific operational problems which can be avoided with powdered carbon. The work reported herein was aimed at putting powdered activated carbon (PAC) treatment in proper perspective relative to competing technology. All work with PAC and PAC regeneration was reviewed and representative process approaches selected for comparison with granular activated carbon. While no one PAC approach is clearly superior from a performance standpoint, biophysical processes are attractive because they can be incorporated into existing biological plants. Comparison of capital and operating costs were made for plants with throughput rates of 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 MGD. Cost relations were generated in curvilinear relations to allow interpolation.
EPA-600/2-77-156. Contract no. 68-03-2211. PB 272 933/3BE.