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Main Title Removing water-soluble hazardous material spills from waterways with carbon
Author Schneider, George R.
CORP Author Rockwell International, Newbury Park, CA. Environmental Monitoring and Services Center.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/2-81-195; EPA-68-03-2648; PB82103813
Stock Number PB82-103813
OCLC Number 09005529
Subjects Hazardous substances--Accidents ; Water--Pollution--Experiments ; Carbon, Activated
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Activated carbon treatment ; Mathematical models ; Feasibility ; Performance evaluation ; Solubility ; Hazardous materials spill ; Numerical solution
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ELBD  EPA 600-2-81-195 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/12/2009
NTIS  PB82-103813 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 54 p. : ill.
A model for the removal of water-soluble organic materials from water by carbon-filled, buoyant packets and panels is described. Based on this model, equations are derived for the removal of dissolved organic compounds from waterways by buoyant packets that are either (a) cycled through a water column, or (b) suspended in the waterway by natural turbulence, and by panels mechanically suspended in waterways. Computed results are given for phenol spills. The effects of turbulence on the suspension of buoyant packets and of turbulent mixing and longitudinal dispersion of spills in waterways on the removal of water-soluble hazardous materials, are considered. Buoyant packets are found to be ineffective for removing spills from waterways. The rapid dilution of spills also renders panels ineffective unless the spill is massive and the response is rapid.
"References": p. 45-46.