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Main Title Evaluating Field Scale GAC (Granulated Activated Carbon) Systems for Drinking Water.
Author Clark, R. M. ; Symons, J. M. ; Ireland, J. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;Houston Univ., TX. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/207;
Stock Number PB87-169660
Additional Subjects Activated carbon treatment ; Field tests ; Performance evaluation ; Cost effectiveness ; Design ; Mathematical models ; Reprints ; Drinking water ; Sewage treatment plants ; Cincinnati(Ohio)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-169660 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
The paper analyzes granular activated carbon (GAC) systems under field conditions and compares the various factors affecting operations. A technique for predicting GAC performance is developed. The technique using the Freundlich isotherm and logistic function formulation can be applied directly to data collected from field studies, and the results used to predict full-scale performance. In the paper the logistic function is applied to TOC loading on a GAC bed using data from a field study conducted in Cincinnati, Ohio. Calculations are made to estimate minimum cost design for a full scale plant.