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Main Title Concentration and Analysis of Pesticides and Other Recalcitrant Molecules in Water Supplies by Ultrafiltration (Reverse Osmosis).
Author Schuber, Paul ; Edward, Victor H. ;
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y. Water Resources and Marine Sciences Center.
Year Published 1972
Report Number TR-47; DI-14-31-0001-3232; OWRR-A-032-NY; 05205,; A-032-NY(1)
Stock Number PB-214 744
Additional Subjects ( Pesticides ; Osmosis) ; ( Water treatment ; Pesticides) ; ( Water pollution ; Pesticides) ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Membranes ; Cellulose acetate ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Water analysis ; Reverse osmosis ; D 2-4 herbicide ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 744 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 21p
Reported are experiments to evaluate ultrafiltration (reverse osmosis) as a method for removal and analysis of pesticides from water supplies and other aqueous solutions. The selectivity of five types of reverse osmosis membranes was determined for aqueous solutions of several derivatives of 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). Large differences were noted in the retention properties of various commercial membranes. Tests performed with laboratory-prepared tri-acetate membranes and with iron complexed forms of 2,4-D were also discouraging. Therefore, it does not seem likely that ultrafiltration can be used effectively as a means of complete removal or analysis of 2,4-D and its derivatives in water supplies, but partial removal of pesticide residues may be a beneficial side effect of water treatment by reverse osmosis, depending on the residue and the membrane used.