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Main Title Pilot Plant Project for Removing Organic Substances from Drinking Water.
Author Curtis, Jr., F. W. ; Wood, P. R. ; Parsons, F. Z. ; Waddell, Doris H. ; Coates, R. A. ;
CORP Author Dade County Dept. of Public Health, Miami, FL. ;Florida International Univ., Miami. Drinking Water Research Center. ;Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Authority, Hialeah, FL.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati. OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-806890; EPA-600/2-84-009;
Stock Number PB84-128685
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Organic compounds ; Potable water ; Pilot plants ; Activated carbon treatment ; Ozonization ; Design criteria ; Sources ; Performance evaluation ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Adsorption ; Ground water ; Bacteria ; Ozonation ; Natural emissions ; Biological processes ; Halomethanes ; Granular activated carbon treatment ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-128685 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 377p
This report describes research on the European practice of preozonation of water to modify naturally occurring organics, followed by bacteria activated carbon (BAC) adsorption to remove trihalomethane precursors. A 100-gal/min pilot plant was designed, constructed and operated to evaluate this process on groundwater in Miami, FL. The raw groundwater feed is representative of sources that are heavily loaded with naturally occurring organics and some volatile chlorinated organics. The first pilot plant study evaluated removal of THMFP by ozone-anaerobic BAC vs. a control system fed nonozonated water. In the second pilot plant study the ozone and nonozone BAC adsorbers were oxygenated from initial startup. During both studies, a complete bacterial profile study was conducted to compare with conventional breakpoint chlorination performance. While the pilot plant was being constructed, and during its operation, bench-scale research was also conducted, including: (1) evaluation of GAC adsorptive capacity for THMFP and selected organic pollutants, (2) determination of the source of volatile chlorinated ethene compounds in the local groundwater, and (3) removal of volatile organic pollutants by aeration.