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Main Title Treatment of VOCs in High Strength Wastes Using an Anaerobic Expanded-Bed GAC Reactor.
Author Narayanian, B. ; Suidan, M. T. ; Gelderloos, A. B. ; Brenner, R. C. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Newmark Civil Engineering Lab. ;Corollo (John) Engineers, Walnut Creek, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/437;
Stock Number PB94-113677
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Industrial waste treatment ; Volatile organic compounds ; Anaerobic processes ; Granular activated carbon treatment ; Performance evaluation ; Fluidized bed processors ; Chloroform ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Chlorobenzenes ; Chloromethanes ; Toluene ; Tetrachloroethylene ; Reprints ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
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NTIS  PB94-113677 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/1994
Collation 15p
The potential of the expanded-bed granular activated carbon (GAC) anaerobic reactor in treating a high strength waste containing RCRA volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was studied. A total of six VOCs, methylene chloride, chlorobenzene, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, toluene and tetrachloroethylene, were fed to the reactor in a high strength matrix of background solvents. Performance was evaluated. The reactor was found to effect excellent removal of all VOCs (97%). Chloroform, while itself removed at levels in excess of 97%, was found to inhibit the degradation of acetate and acetone, two of the background solvents. Without any source of chloroform in the feed, excellent COD removals were obtained in addition to near-complete removal of all the VOCs. (Copyright (c) 1993 Pergamon Press Ltd.)