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Main Title Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water Supplies by Iron Removal Process, Design Manual.
Author Hoffman, G. L. ; Lytle, D. A. ; Sorg, T. J. ; Chen, A. S. C. ; Wang, L. ;
CORP Author ARCADIS Finkbeiner, Pettis and Strout, Inc., Cleveland, OH. ;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. ;Battelle, Columbus, OH.
Publisher Apr 2006
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/600/R-06/030;
Stock Number PB2006-110683
Additional Subjects Arsenic ; Drinking water ; Water treatment processes ; Water treatment ; Water supply ; Iron ; Contamination ; Treatment facilities ; Water purification ; Water systems ; Water quality management ; Water filtration ; Oxidation ; Ground water ; Water pollution abatement ; Water utilities ; Operating costs ; Federal regulations ; Chemical removal(Water treatment)
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NTIS  PB2006-110683 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/20/2006
Collation 82p
This design manual presents the steps required to design and operate a water treatment plant for removal of arsenic (As) from drinking water supplies using iron removal processes. It also discusses the capital and operating costs, including the many variables that can raise or lower costs for identical treatment systems. Iron removal processes are generally simple, reliable, and cost-effective. Arsenic removal is accomplished by adsorption of As(V) onto ferric hydroxides formed in the iron removal process. Several iron removal treatment methods can remove arsenic from drinking water supplies to levels below the new arsenic maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.010 mg/L; these methods include oxidation and filtration, and the use of solid oxidizing media products and manganese greensand. Many existing water utilities have much if not all of the appropriate technology in place for iron removal, but may need to modify or adjust the processes in order to meet the new MCL.