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Main Title Treatment of CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) Leachates by Carbon-Assisted Anaerobic Fluidized Beds.
Author Suidan, M. T. ; Schroeder, A. T. ; Nath, R. ; Krishnan, E. R. ; Brenner, R. C. ;
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. ;IT Corp., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-03-4038 ;EPA-68-C9-0036; EPA/600/J-93/445;
Stock Number PB94-113750
Additional Subjects Leachates ; Activated carbon ; Biological treatment ; Bioreactors ; Anaerobic conditions ; Hazardous materials ; Runoff ; Effluents ; Landfills ; Water treatment ; Sulfate-reducing bacteria ; Methanogenic bacteria ; Seepage ; Reprints ; Pretreatment ; Volatile organic compounds ; Synthetic organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-113750 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/1994
Collation 12p
Two anaerobic granular activated carbon (GAC) expanded-bed bioreactors were tested as pretreatment units for the decontamination of hazardous leachates containing volatile and semivolatile synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs). The different characteristics of the two leachate feed streams resulted in one reactor operating in a sulfate-reducing mode and the second in a strictly methanogenic environment. Both reactors were operated with a 6-hr unexpanded empty-bed contact time and achieved SOC removal acceptable for pretreatment units. In both reactors, the majority of the SOCs were removed by biological activity, with GAC adsorption providing stability to each system by buffering against load fluctuations. (Copyright (c) 1993 IAWQ.)