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RECORD NUMBER: 5 OF 26
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Field Experiences VOC and Pesticide Removal Using GAC Suffolk County, New York.|
|Author||Harris, D. ; Andreoli, A. ; Baier, J. H. ;|
|CORP Author||Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services, Hauppauge, NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Water treatment ; Volatile organic compounds ; Water pollution control ; Pesticides ; Potable water ; Water supply ; Water wells ; Water quality ; Design ; Operations ; Maintenance ; Field tests ; New York ; Materials replacement ; Suffolk County(New York) ; Granular activated carbon treatment|
Over the past eight years, Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) systems have been installed for treatment of VOC and pesticides. Several have seen multiple carbon replacement; changes in water quality; and experienced a variety of operational difficulties. The following GAC systems will be discussed: Village of Greenport - one 20,000 lb. GAC operating from 1980 to present for removal of aldicarb and carbofuran; Southold - use of GAC in series for aldicarb, carbofuran and DCP; Dix Hills Water District - three 20,000 lb. units in parallel for removal of DCP; and Suffolk County Water Authority - 4 separate well fields treating aldicarb, DCP, TCA, TCE, PCE and others, with a variety of operating experiences. Operational problems encountered with each unit will also be discussed.