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Main Title Removal of barium and radium from groundwater /
Author Snoeyink, V. L. ; Chambers, C. C. ; Schmidt, C. K. ; Manner, R. F. ; Myers, A. G.
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Author Title of a Work
Snoeyink, Vernon L.
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600-M-86-021; EPA-R-808912
Stock Number PB87-170809
OCLC Number 16723203
Subjects Barium ; Radium ; Drinking water--Contamination--United States ; Groundwater--United States ; Water, Underground--United States
Additional Subjects Groundwater ; Barium ; Radium ; Ion exchanging ; Sodium ; Hardness ; Concentration ; Removal ; Water treatment ; Contaminants ; RSC(Radium Selective Complexer) ; Calcium form resin
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA/600/M-86/021 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-M-86-021 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/30/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-86-021 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-M-86-021 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
NTIS  PB87-170809 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7, [1] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A research project was undertaken to investigate processes for removing barium and radium from drinking water. Special emphasis was placed on ion exchange processes that can be used without adding large concentrations of sodium to the water. The wastes from radium and barium removal processes were also characterized, and processes suitable for treatment of ion exchange brines were evaluated. The report discusses two ion exchange processes that can be used for barium and radium removal accompanied by either partial or no hardness removal. The calcium-form, strong-acid ion exchange resin can be used for barium and radium removal without significant change in hardness or the concentration of other salts. This resin can be regenerated with CaC1 sub 2 brine. The radium-selective complexer (RSC) will remove radium without altering hardness or other salt concentration. The capacity of this resin for waters with low total dissolved solids (TDS) (<1,000 to 2,000 mg/L TDS) is in excess of 30,000 pCi/dry g; however, if the TDS is increased to about 40,000 mg/L, the capacity drops to 200 to 300 pCi/dry g. Thus using this resin to remove radium from spent brine does not appear feasible.
Caption title. At head of title: Environmental research brief. "Feb. 1987." Includes bibliographical references (pages 6-8). "EPA/600-M-86-021."