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RECORD NUMBER: 278 OF 1213
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Comparison of Procedures to Determine Adsorption Capacity of Volatile Organic Compounds on Activated Carbon.|
|Author||Miltner, R. J. ; Love, O. T. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Water treatment ; Water analysis ; Adsorption ; Potable water ; Comparison ; Performance evaluation ; Volatile organic compounds ; Activated carbon treatment ; Water pollution detection ; Procedures|
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.