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Main Title Thermal regeneration of activated carbon /
Author Hemphill, Louis.
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Author Title of a Work
Hale, Jack.
CORP Author Missouri Univ.-Columbia. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-103; EPA-S-800554
Stock Number PB-284 065
OCLC Number 04103011
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Carbon, Activated. ; Factory and trade waste--United States.
Additional Subjects Activated carbon ; Petrochemical industry ; Water pollution control ; Pilot plants ; Adsorption ; Performance evaluation ; Water reclamation ; Industrial waste treatment ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Thermal regeneration
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EHAM  TD897.5.H44 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/2-78-103 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/02/2000
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-103 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/26/2014
EJED  EPA 600-2-78-103 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/31/1995
EKAM  EPA 600/2-78-103 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 02/12/1999
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/103 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-103 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-284 065 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 xi, 104 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Ecologically, petrochemical wastes constitute a major hazard since waste materials contain relatively large amounts of non-biodegradable and toxic materials which may be discharged continuously. A three-part experimental study of activated carbon adsorption and thermal regeneration has been completed. The project included an experimental pilot plant thermal regeneration study to determine specific thermal regeneration characteristics of selected petrochemical waste materials and a low-pressure thermal investigation. Results of these studies showed: (1) Small polar molecular species, or species highly soluble in water, are resistant to carbon sorption. (2) Extreme acidic or basic waste streams may require pH adjustment to promote carbon sorption. (3) Batch isotherm values provide basic information relative to activated carbon-petrochemical waste column design. (4) Vacuum regeneration of petrochemical saturated activated carbon is effective and efficient. With most sorbent-sorbate combinations tested, the carbon sorbent could be regenerated to 95% of original sorption capacity. (5) Temperature required for carbon regeneration was a function of waste type (composition) and sorption capacity. The report describes experimental methods of differential thermal analysis, vacuum thermal regeneration, isotherm and column derived sorption values, and quantitative relationships of temperature and thermal regeneration response.
Grant no. S800554. Issued May 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-103).