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Main Title A Study of possible economical ways of removing radium from drinking water /
Author Valentine, R. L. ; Splinter, R. C. ; Mulholland, T. S. ; Baker, J. M. ; Nogaj, T. M.
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Author Title of a Work
Valentine, Richard L.
CORP Author Iowa Univ., Iowa City.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/2-88/009
Stock Number PB88-158464
Subjects Water--Purification--Radium removal ; Drinking water--Purification--Economic aspects ; Drinking water--Purification--Econmic aspects
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Water treatment ; Radium ; Sand filtration ; Sorption ; Manganese oxides ; Iron oxides ; Cost effectiveness
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-158464 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 105 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The study was undertaken to determine variables that control the incidental removal of radium that has been observed to occur as a consequence of treatment to remove iron by oxidation--sand filtration. The study also evaluated the possibility of exploiting these factors to provide an inexpensive means of removing radium using existing or modified iron removal facilities. Studies were also conducted to evaluate radium sorption to hydrous manganese oxides and to evaluate the potential of radium sorption to filter sand as a novel removal technology. Results showed that radium sorption to iron and manganese oxides and filter sand appear to be controlled primarily by the presence of calcium and manganesium, which are believed to compete for sorption sites.