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Main Title Reverse osmosis for removing synthetic organics from drinking water : a cost and performance evalution /
Author Lykins, Benjamin W. ; Lykins, B. W. ; Clark, R. M. ; Fronk, C. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clark, Robert M.
Fronk, Carol A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Water Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency ; [Available from National Technical Information Service],
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/134;
Stock Number PB88-225016
OCLC Number 221435764
Subjects Drinking water--Purification--Costs ; Drinking water--Contamination ; Drinking water--Contamination--United States ; Water--Purification--Reverse osmosis process
Additional Subjects Dissolved organic matter ; Potable water ; Water treatment ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Water pollution ; Activated carbon treatment ; Graphs(Charts) ; Membranes ; Semipermeability ; Pesticides ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Aliphatic hydrocarbons ; Halogen organic compounds ; Pilot plants ; Reverse osmosis ; Water pollution control ; Costs ; Local studies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA 600-D-88-134 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/07/2016
NTIS  PB88-225016 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 25 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm
Reverse osmosis for removing organic compounds from drinking water has considerable promise. Bench and pilot plant studies on actual waters have shown that several organics proposed for regulation can be removed by reverse osmosis. As membrane technology improves, rejection of more difficult to remove compounds is expected to improve. Also, smaller volumes of concentrate are expected to be produced which can be handled more cost effectively. One major concern with the use of reverse osmosis is concentrate disposal which may increase the overall cost of treatment and disposal. The cost of reverse osmosis is very sensitive to such factors as recovery, economies of scale, systems configuration, membrane type, and electric power cost. In certain situations, reverse osmosis is a viable treatment option that is not cost prohibitive.
EPA/600/D-88/134. "June 1988." PB88-225016. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 7).