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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Granular Activated Carbon Reactivation: Performance, Cost, and Problems.
Author Lykins, B. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Drinking Water Research Div.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/102;
Stock Number PB87-176459
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Potable water ; Performance ; Cost analysis ; Expenses ; Organic compounds ; Granular activated carbon
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-176459 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 29p
There is a high probability that GAC will be used more extensively by drinking water utilities. GAC is a proven media for removing synthetic organics from drinking water. A number of utilities, many of them small water systems, have found both volatile (VOC) and synthetic (SOC) organics in their groundwater sources. Off-site or regional reactivation offers the possibility of minimizing GAC replacement costs. Reactivated carbon has been shown to be as effective as virgin carbon. However, a utility that is considering on-site reactivation needs to be aware that mechanical, design, and operational problems can occur. With proper training, a good spare parts inventory, and manufacturer assistance, reactivation units can be maintained and operated effectively.