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RECORD NUMBER: 561 OF 1213
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Granular activated carbon treatment : engineering bulletin.|
|Author||Groeber, Margaret M.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Office of Research and Development,|
|Subjects||Carbon, Activated. ; Water--Purification--Adsorption. ; Water--Purification--Organic compounds removal.|
|Additional Subjects||Waste treatment ; Granular activated carbon treatment ; Hazardous materials ; Water pollution control ; Remedial action ; Physical chemical treatment ; Superfund ; Performance evaluation ; Surface properties ; Mass transfer ; On-scene coordinators ; Remedial project managers ; Pretreatment process|
|Collation||9 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
Granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment is a physicochemical process that removes a wide variety of contaminants by adsorbing them from liquid and gas streams. The treatment is most commonly used to separate organic contaminants from water or air; however, it can be used to remove a limited number of inorganic contaminants. In most cases, the contaminants are collected in concentrated form on the GAC, and further treatment is required. Site-specific treatability studies are generally necessary to document the applicability and potential performance of a GAC system. The bulletin provides information on the technology applicability, technology limitations, a technology description, the types of residuals produced, site requirements, latest performance data, status of the technology, and sources for further information.
Caption title. "October 1991." Includes bibliographical references (page 7). "EPA/540/2-91/024." Microfiche.