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Main Title Removal of Radium from Drinking Water
Author Lauch, Richard P.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Drinking Water Research Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/164
Stock Number PB92-218320
OCLC Number 32420183
Subjects Drinking water--Contamination ; Radium
Additional Subjects Radium ; Removal ; Potable water ; Ion exchanging ; Iron oxides ; Acids ; Resins ; Cation exchanging ; Sorption ; Manganese dioxide ; Fouling ; Sand filtration ; Osmosis ; Electrodialysis ; Drinking water ; Water softening
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EMBD  EPA/600/R-92/164 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 05/12/1995
NTIS  PB92-218320 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) ; ill. : 28 cm.
The report summarizes processes for removal of radium from drinking water. Ion exchange, including strong acid and weak acid resin, is discussed. Both processes remove better than 95 percent of the radium from the water. Weak acid ion exchange does not add sodium to the water. Calcium cation exchange removes radium and can be used when hardness removal is not necessary. Iron removal processes are discussed in relation to radium removal. Iron oxides remove much less than 20 percent of the radium from water under typical conditions. Manganese dioxide removes radium from water when competition for sorption sites and clogging of sites is reduced. Filter sand that is rinsed daily with dilute acid will remove radium from water. Manganese dioxide coated filter sorption removes radium but more capacity would be desirable. The radium selective complexer selectively removes radium with significant capacity if iron fouling is eliminated.
Cover title. "August 1992."--Cover. "(U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH."--Cover. "PB92-218320"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.