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Main Title A comparison of procedures to determine adsorption capacity of volatile organic compounds on activated carbon /
Author Miltner, Richard J. ; Miltner, R. J. ; Love, O. T.
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Author Title of a Work
Love, O. Thomas.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Water Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/030;
Stock Number PB85-161552
OCLC Number 12889538
Subjects Organic compounds ; Drinking water
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Water analysis ; Adsorption ; Potable water ; Comparison ; Performance evaluation ; Volatile organic compounds ; Activated carbon treatment ; Water pollution detection ; Procedures
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-D-85-030 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB85-161552 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Numerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are under regulatory consideration for inclusion in the National Primary Drinking Water Standards. Adsorption is a cost-effective treatment technology for control of VOCs. Adsorption capacities were determined for fifteen VOCs in distilled and field waters using different procedures. A macroisotherm procedure, testing 100 gallons of water, was compared with a bottle isotherm procedure, testing 250 mL of water. While procedures were comparable, conventional bottle procedures were better suited to water utility laboratories. Scale was found to have no significant effect on adsorption capacity.