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Main Title Development of Cost Equations for GAC Treatment Systems (Paper 22509).
Author Adams, J. Q. ; Clark, R. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/572;
Stock Number PB91-211375
Additional Subjects Activated carbon treatment ; Water treatment ; Cost analysis ; Water pollution control ; Potable water ; Adsorption ; Cost comparison ; Cost estimates ; Reprints ; Granular activated carbon
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-211375 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
The use of granular activated carbon (GAC) as a broad spectrum adsorbant in the treatment of drinking water has been shown to be effective in removing or reducing concentrations of specific organics and toxic organic chemicals. Much concern has been expressed regarding the cost of GAC systems. Several studies have been conducted to develop cost estimating equations for the system components. Comparisons between some of the costs from field studies and costs estimated from these equations have resulted in substantially different values although most cost estimates were very close to the actual costs derived from the field studies. Data from a series of field research projects have been combined with the earlier cost equation development efforts to derive a new set of cost estimating equations for GAC. These new equations can be used to estimate capital costs and individual O&M cost components.