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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Removing Synthetic Organic Chemicals from Drinking Water by Granular Activated Carbon: Performance and Cost.|
|Author||Lykins, B. W. ; Clark, R. M. ; Adams, J. Q. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Organic compounds ; Activated carbon treatment ; Water pollution control ; Potable water ; Granular materials ; Chemical removal(Sewage treatment) ; Regulations ; Performance evaluation ; Removal ; Cost analysis ; Effectiveness ; Safe Drinking Water Act and Amendments of 1986 ; Drinking water ; Synthetic chemicals|
GAC has been shown to be an effective adsorbent for removing many of the SOCs scheduled for regulation and to be an effective broad-spectrum adsorbent. U.S. EPA data presented in the paper demonstrates by field-scale contactors, pilot columns, and minicolumns the adsorbability of many SOCs. In DWRD laboratories, isotherm, microcolumn, and pilot column studies are underway on others. The extent of SOC removal depends on several factors such as EBCT, type of GAC used, competition for adsorption sites from other organics, precursor material, etc. Each utility considering GAC for SOC control should evaluate their specific situation. The evaluation should include some method for predicting full-scale operation.