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Main Title Bacterial TOC (Total Organic Carbon) Removal on Sand and GAC (Granular Activated Carbon).
Author Maloney, S. W. ; Bancroft, K. ; Pipes, W. O. ; Suffet, I. H. ;
CORP Author Philadelphia Water Dept., PA. ;Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Environmental Studies Inst.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-806256; EPA/600/J-84/314;
Stock Number PB85-225035
Additional Subjects Activated carbon treatment ; Organic compounds ; Water treatment ; Biodeterioration ; Comparison ; Sands ; Temperature ; Bacteria ; Potable water ; Reprints ; Contactors ; Total organic carbon
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-225035 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
A method is developed to separate the effects of adsorption and biodegradation in long term total organic carbon (TOC) removal observed on GAC contactors. TOC removal is compared on parallel sand and GAC contactors. Temperature control is used to manipulate bacterial TOC removal on the contactors. TOC mass removal curves are used to statistically compare the removal efficiencies on the four contactors. The effects of temperature on TOC removal are not significantly different on sand or GAC. This indicates that the rates of bacterial removal on sand and GAC are similar. Therefore, enhanced biodegradation does not appear to occur on GAC contactors at the low organic carbon concentrations normally encountered in potable water treatment.