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Main Title Voc removal at low contaminant concentrations using granular activated carbon /
Author VanOsdell, Douglas Waters. ; Owen, M. K. ; Jaffe, L. B. ; Sparks, L. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jaffe, Lawrence B.
Sparks, Leslie E.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA/600/A-98/098; NRMRL-RTP-P-032; EPA-R-817083-01
Stock Number PB98-155138
Subjects Owen, M Kathleen
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Removal ; Indoor air pollution ; Low concentrations ; Activated carbon treatment ; Granular bed filters ; Air cleaners ; Ecological concentration ; Ventilation systems ; Space HVAC systems ; Volatile organic compounds ; Granular activated carbon
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-155138 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages ; 28 cm
The paper reports results of research involving tests of small-scale beds of granular activated carbon (GAC), using challenges of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air at concentrations ranging from approximately 0.5 to 100 ppm. The research linked the performance of GAC from high-concentration quickly completed tests to performance at low concentrations near those encountered indoors. For all tests, the carbon bed was approximately 2.54 cm thick and operated with a residence time of 0.11 s. The tests were conducted at 25 C and 50% relative humidity. The measured 10% breakthrough times ranges from about 0.5 to several hundred hours. For the individual compounds, the relationship between the logarithms of breakthrough time and concentration was approximately linear over the experimental range, with different compounds producing lines having different slopes. The measured breakthrough times compared favorably to published data and models. The results suggest that higher-concentration single-component breakthrough tests, which are short and easily obtained, may be cautiously extrapolated to indoor concentrations for these compounds.
"EPA/600/A-98/098." "Presented at EPA/AWMA Conference, Engineering Solutions to Indoor Air Quality problems, Research Triangle Park, NC 7/24-26/95." Microfiche.