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Main Title Technologies and costs for the treatment of microbial contaminants in potable water supplies {Microfiche}
CORP Author Pirnie (Malcolm), Inc., Paramus, NJ. ;CWC-HDR, Inc., Santa Ana, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Drinking Water.
Publisher Science and Technology Branch, Criteria and Standards Division, Office of Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-01-6989
Stock Number PB89-175426
Subjects Water--Purification ; Water quality management--United States ; Municipal water supply
Additional Subjects Cost analysis ; Water pollution control ; Surface waters ; Ground water ; Water treatment ; Portable water ; Marine microorganisms ; Water supply ; Viruses ; Bacteria ; Giardia ; Disinfection ; Regulations ; Filtration ; Turbidity ; Water quality ; Performance evaluation ; Substitutes ; Water treatment(Chemicals) ; Best technology ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Pollution regulations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-175426 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 338 p. ; 28 cm.
The document identifies the best technologies or other means that are generally available, taking costs into consideration, for inactivating or removing microbial contaminants from surface water and ground water supplies of drinking water. For municipal officials, engineers, and others, the document provides a review of alternative technologies and their relative efficiency and cost and discusses water treatment technologies which may be used by community and noncommunity water systems in removing turbidity, Giardia, viruses, and bacteria from water supplies. The EPA is currently developing treatment regulations addressing these microbial concerns. A brief discussion of disinfection technologies and costs for groundwater supplies is also provided since disinfection is the best available technology for groundwater systems to comply with the coliform regulations. The information provided is intended to aid in reviewing available technologies for achieving the required reduction in turbidity and microorganisms. It provides the user with an evaluation of the various methods in use today for the removal of different concentrations of turbidity and microorganisms, as well as relative costs.
"October 1988." "Contract No. 68-01-6989." Microfiche.