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Main Title Membrane Summary: Performance, Concerns, and Regulations.
Author Lykins, B. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/039;
Stock Number PB91-176925
Additional Subjects Membranes ; Thin films ; Cellulose acetate ; Polymeric films ; Ultrafiltration ; Water pollution control ; Ground water ; Potable water ; Regulations ; Laboratory tests ; Field tests ; Technology assessment ; Best technology ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-176925 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1991
Collation 12p
Several Federal regulations have been promulgated and many more are expected for limiting the concentrations of contaminants in drinking water. As these regulations are developed, Best Available Technology (BAT) has to be stipulated for meeting these regulations. Various treatment technologies have proven effective in controlling many drinking water contaminants of concern. For instance, one of the most promising methods for halogenated by-product control includes removal of precursors before disinfection. Research studies in Florida indicate that membranes are effective in removing halogenated by-product precursors from certain waters. There are also other regulatory concerns where membranes can provide adequate treatment. Membranes can be used for removing inorganics and radionuclides. Also, with appropriate pilot-scale and field scale data, membranes could possibly be considered BAT for meeting the Surface Water Treatment Rule requirements.