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Main Title Activated carbon adsorption of trace organic compounds /
Author Snoeyink, Vernon L., ; McCreary, John J. ; Murin., Carol J.
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McCreary, John J.
Murin, Carol J.
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Water Supply Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Water Supply Research Division, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-223; EPA-R-803473
Stock Number PB-279 253
OCLC Number 03877956
Subjects Water treatment plants ; Carbon, Activated ; Water--Analysis
Additional Subjects Odor pollution ; Activated carbon ; Trace elements ; Water treatment ; Adsorption ; Potable water ; Organic compounds ; Aromatic polynuclear hydrocarbons ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Humic acids ; Water pollution control ; Air pollution control ; Isoborneol/methyl ; Geosmin ; Phenol/dichloro ; Phenol/trichloro
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EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-223 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/07/2001
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NTIS  PB-279 253 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 116 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
Research was conducted to determine how effectively humic substances and the trace contaminants 2-methylisoborneol (MIB), geosmin, the chlorophenols and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons were adsorbed by activated carbon under the competitive adsorption conditions encountered in natural waters. Humic substances compete with MIB and geosmin for adsorption sites on activated carbon and significantly reduce its capacity for these compounds. These naturally occurring odorous compounds were found to be much more strongly adsorbed than the humic substances. Both the chlorophenols and the polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons are very strongly adsorbed. Strong competition was observed between anionic and neutral species of 2,4-dichlorophenol and 2,4,6-trichlorophenol. The presence of the various humic substances caused a significant reduction in chlorophenol adsorption capacity. Humic acid did not interfere with the rate of adsorption of a model polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon, anthracene.
"December 1977." Prepared by Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, under contract no. R-803473. Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-115).