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Main Title Improved Method for Determining Organics in Water by Activated Carbon Adsorption and Solvent Extraction.
Author Buelow, Ralph W. ; Carswell, J. Keith ; Symons., James M. ;
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Water Supply Research Lab.
Year Published 1972
Stock Number PB-259 861
Additional Subjects Activated carbon ; Water analysis ; Organic compounds ; Measuring instruments ; Water pollution ; Sampling ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Field testing ; Monitoring ; Concentration(Composition) ; Drinking water ; Toxicity ; Gravimetric analysis ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-259 861 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 117p
In the past, the expense and inconvenience of the available methods for measuring the general organic content of water using activated carbon adsorption and solvent extraction prevented many water treatment plant operators from measuring this important parameter in their finished water. The purpose of this investigation was to provide the waterworks industry with a convenient, reliable procedure for measuring organics in water by this technique. Field testing of the procedure has demonstrated that it meets the basic objectives originally set forth and should be attractive to water plant operators. Sampling various types of waters showed that this technique can determine extract concentrations within about a ten-fold range in organic content between clean water and surface water heavily influenced by upstream discharges of wastes. This paper describes in detail the variables investigated during the development of this method.