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Main Title Inorganic Contaminant Removal from Drinking Water by Reverse Osmosis.
Author Huxstep, Martin R. ;
CORP Author Charlotte Harbor Water Association, Inc., Harbour Heights, FL.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-805207; EPA-600/2-81-115;
Stock Number PB81-224420
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Inorganic compounds ; Potable water ; Pilot plants ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Sampling ; High pressure tests ; Low pressure tests ; Fluorides ; Inorganic nitrates ; Arsenic ; Reverse osmosis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-224420 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 73p
The experimental data show the high-pressure system to be much more effective than the low-pressure system for the removal of all contaminants and natural constituents. The high-pressure system had rejections ranging from 78 to 99 percent, and the low-pressure system from 20 to 85 percent. Rejections varied with the specific contaminants, but the order from best to least was the same for both systems: arsenic V, fluoride, arsenic III, and nitrate. Because of the low rejections, the low-pressure system was able to achieve the EPA maximum contaminant levels when the feed water concentrations were only slightly above them.