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Main Title Using Powdered Activated Carbon: A Critical Review.
Author Najm, I. N. ; Snoeyink, V. L. ; Lykins, B. W. ; Adams, J. Q. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Drinking Water Research Div.
Publisher cJan 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/005;
Stock Number PB91-177337
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Potable water ; Activated carbon treatment ; Organic compounds ; Reviews ; Halomethanes ; Performance evaluation ; Adsorption ; Capitalized costs ; Cost analysis ; Taste ; Odor control ; Reprints ; Powdered activated carbon
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-177337 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Because the performance of powdered activated carbon (PAC) for uses other than taste and odor control is poorly documented, the purpose of the article is to critically review uses that have been reported and to analyze means of employing PAC more efficiently. The extent of adsorption of synthetic organic chemicals on PAC is strongly dependent on the type of compound being removed. The reported removals of trihalomethanes and trihalomethane precursors by PAC range from poor to very good. In selecting the point of addition of PAC, consideration must be given to the degree of mixing, the contact time between the PAC and the water, the PAC residence time, and the minimization of interference of adsorption by treatment chemicals. One of the main advantages of PAC is its low capital cost.