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Main Title Nitrate Removal from Drinking Water in Glendale, Arizona.
Author Clifford, D. ; Lin, C. C. ; Horng, L. L. ; Boegel, J. ;
CORP Author Houston Univ., TX. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/2-86/107;
Stock Number PB87-129284
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Potable water ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Contaminants ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical analysis ; Ion exchanging ; Water analysis ; Graphs(Charts) ; Nitrates ; Reverse osmosis ; Electrodialysis ; Glenda(Arizona)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-129284 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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A 15-month pilot-scale study of nitrate removal from drinking water by ion exchange (IX), reverse osmosis (RO), and electrodialysis (ED) was carried out in Glendale, Arizona, where the raw water contained 18 to 25 mg/L NO3-N. The experiments were carried out using the University of Houston/U.S. EPA Mobile Drinking Water Treatment Research Facility. All three processes could readily reduce the nitrate level far below the maximum contaminant level of 10 mg/L NO3-N. For the desalting processes, the polyamide RO membrane performed better than cellulose triacetate on the basis of nitrate rejection--94% compared with 76%, respectively. Regeneration of the nitrate-laden resin was studied extensively using complete regeneration, partial regeneration, and regenerant reuse. For complete regeneration, the more dilute the regenerant, the more efficient it was. Partial regeneration, consumed 37% less NaCl than the most efficient complete regeneration. Regenerant reuse and counterflow regeneration were not effective.