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Main Title Biodegradation and carbon adsorption of carcinogenic and hazardous organic compounds /
Author Fochtman, Edward G.
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, IL.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/2-81/032; EPA-68-03-2834
Stock Number PB81-171852
Subjects Organic water pollutants. ; Sewage--Purification--Activated carbon treatment. ; Sewage--Purification--Biological treatment.
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Activated carbon treatment ; Adsorption ; Decomposition ; Biodegradation ; Toxic substances ; Carcinogens ; Physical chemical treatment ; Benzidines ; Benzopyrene ; Benzidine/dichloro ; Biphenyl/nitro ; Benzoperylenes ; Dibenzoanthracenes ; Fluorantheses
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NTIS  PB81-171852 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 45 pages ; 28 cm
This research program was conducted to determine the capability of biological treatment and activated carbon adsorption to remove chemical carcinogens and other hazardous organic compounds from water and wastewater. Compounds studied were benzidine, 4-nitrobiphenyl, 3,3'-dichlorobenzidine, benzo(g,h,i)perylene, benzo(a)pyrene, dibenzo(a,h)anthracene, 2-acetyl-aminofluorene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, 4-aminobiphenyl, 3,4-benzofluoranthene, and 4-dimethylaminoazobenzene. All of the compounds tested exhibited some degree of biological degration. Carbon adsorption was also effective in removing the compounds from aqueous solution. Large polynuclear aromatic compounds exhibited reduced adsorption capacities due to exclusion from the small diameter pores of the carbon.
Caption title. "Mar. 1981." "EPA-600/2-81-032." Microfiche.