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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Removal of Volatile Organic Contaminants from Ground Water by Adsorption.|
|Author||Love, Jr., O. Thomas ; Miltner, Richard J. ;|
|CORP Author||Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.|
|Additional Subjects||Ground water ; Water pollution control ; Adsorption ; Activated carbon treatment ; Performance evaluation ; Chloromethanes ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Benzene ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Volatile organic compounds ; Ethylene/tetrachloro ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Ethylene/dichloro ; Ethane/trichloro ; Benzene/chloro ; Benzene/dichloro ; Benzene/trichloro|
Laboratory and field studies are underway to determine the effectiveness of activated carbon for removing volatile organic compounds from ground water. For fifteen C1 through C6 compounds being considered for possible regulatory action, the adsorption isotherm capacity ranges from approximately 1 to 125 mg compound/gram activated carbon, at an equilibrium concentration of 500 microgram/L. Because ground waters are typically low in background organic carbon, these adsorption isotherm data look promising for estimating adsorber performance. Additionally, physical and molecular properties of a contaminant may provide practical insight into its treatment by adsorption.