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Main Title Effectiveness of activated carbon for removal of toxic and/or carcinogenic compounds from water supplies /
Author Weber, Walter J., ; Pirbazari, Massoud
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pirbazari, Massoud.
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 600/2-81-057; EPA-R-804369
Stock Number PB81-187197
OCLC Number 26616209
Subjects Carbon, Activated ; Water--Purification--Adsorption ; Trace elements in water--United States
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Activated carbon ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Benzene ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Adsorption ; Humic acid ; Potable water ; Graphs(Charts) ; Laboratory equipment ; Performance evaluation ; Toxic substances ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Dieldrin ; Benzene/dichloro ; Organic matter ; Ethane/dichloro
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-81-057 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/13/2016
ELBD  EPA 600-2-81-057 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/06/2004
NTIS  PB81-187197 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxxiv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This research addressed quantification of the performance of fixed-bed granular activated carbon processes for treatment of public water supplies. It included evaluation of the adsorption of selected toxic and/or carcinogenic trace compounds of man-related origin, including carbon tetrachloride, benzene, two commercial mixtures of PCB's dieldrin, and p-dichlorobenzene. The adsorption behavior of the predominant class of natural organic matter and trihalomethane (THM) precursor, humic substances, was also characterized. The Michigan Adsorption Design and Applications Model (MADAM) was tested and found generally able to simulate and predict the performance of fixed-bed adsorbers for removal of the compounds investigated, with the exception of humic acids.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-310). EPA 600/2-81-057. April 1981. Includes appendices. Photocopy.