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Main Title Treatment of Seasonal Pesticides in Surface Waters.
Author Miltner, R. J. ; Baker, D. B. ; Speth, T. F. ; Fronk, C. A. ;
CORP Author Heidelberg Coll., Tiffin, OH. Water Quality Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Drinking Water Research Div.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-R-005727; EPA/600/D-88/133;
Stock Number PB88-225008
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Runoff ; Water pollution control ; Water treatment ; Monitoring ; Surface waters ; Agriculture ; Activated carbon treatment ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Odor control ; Adsorption ; Sand filtration ; Taste ; Cost effectiveness ; Chlorine organic compound ; Nitrogen inorganic compounds ; Comparison ; Chemical analysis ; Atrazine ; Alachlor ; Carbofuran
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-225008 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 47p
Numerous pesticides were monitored in surface waters in agricultural areas. Atrazine, alachlor, metolachlor, cyanazine, metribuzin, carbofuran, linuron, and simazine were found in the influent to three water treatment plants in storm runoff following their application. Studies at these plants, together with bench-scale studies, demonstrated poor control by conventional treatment processes. The relatively high adsorption capacities of these agrichemicals indicate that Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) can be cost-effective for their control. Powered Activated Carbon (PAC) applied at taste-and-odor control doses can also be effective if moderate percent removal is required.