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Main Title Removal of uranium from drinking water by ion exchange and chemical clarification /
Author Hanson, S. W. ; Wilson, D. B. ; Gunaji, N. N.
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Hanson, Steven W.
Wilson, Donald B.
Gunaji, Naren N.
CORP Author New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Engineering Research Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Water Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/076
Stock Number PB88-102900
OCLC Number 18038119
Subjects Trace elements in water. ; Water--Purification.
Additional Subjects Uranium ; Ion exchanging ; Potable water ; Clarification ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Foreign technology
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-87-076 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/15/2013
NTIS  PB88-102900 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 61 p. ; 28 cm.
A pilot demonstration was conducted of ion exchange and chemical clarification equipment for removing uranium from drinking water. Four commercial-type ion exchange columns and a prefiltering and regeneration solution system were constructed along with a pilot-scale chemical clarification unit. The four ion exchange columns each contained 2 cu ft. of resin. Three different ion exchange resins were used. Resin capacity for uranium was represented by 12,000 to 20,000 bed volumes. The 1-gal/min chemical clarification unit consisted of a rapid-mix tank and precoat rotary vacuum filter. The unit was operated continuously for 3 months at pH values of 6 to 10 and ferric chloride concentrations of 15 to 40 mg/L. Greater than 99% removal of uranium was achieved when operating at 30 mg/L ferric chloride and pH 10. The diatomaceous earth precoat filter achieved complete solid-liquid separation. In addition to the pilot study, the report analyzes several currently operating water treatment systems whose feed supplies contain uranium.
"September 1987." Project 1983-1986.