||Using Reverse Osmosis to Remove Agricultural Chemicals from Groundwater.
Baier, J. H. ;
Lykins, B. W. ;
Fronk, C. A. ;
Kramer, S. J. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services, Hauppauge, NY.
Ground water ;
Water treatment plants ;
Drinking water ;
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Suffolk County, N.Y., has examined its groundwater for agricultural and organic contaminants since 1978. Recent discoveries of specific chemicals in private wells increased the concern over contamination and spurred a study to determine a cost-effective system for removing agricultural chemicals from groundwater. Tests of cellulose acetate; spiral-wound, thin-film composite; and hollow fiber membranes showed that reverse osmosis should be considered for pesticide and organics removal. Pilot tests should be conducted on in situ water to assure proper process design.