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Main Title VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals) in Drinking Water: Cost of Removal.
Author Clark, R. M. ; Eilers, R. G. ; Goodrich, J. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/234;
Stock Number PB85-166429
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Water treatment ; Ground water ; Cost analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Adsorption ; Organic compounds ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Reprints ; Water pollution economics ; Volatile organic compounds ; Water quality ; Granular activated carbon treatment ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Ethylene/tetrachloro ; Ethylene/dichloro ; Ethane/dichloro
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NTIS  PB85-166429 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 18p
There is growing concern over the quality of the nations groundwater resources. Instances of ground water contamination from organic chemicals have been reported in virtually all states. Long-term policy should be directed toward the protection of ground-water quality. Although, ideally, ground water contamination should be prevented, existing contamination problems must be addressed. This paper discusses several control technology options available to treat ground water for organic chemical contamination. A cost and performance analysis is presented in order to guide the selection of control technologies for seven major contaminant: trichloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene; 1,1,1-trichloroethane; carbon tetrachloride; cis-1,2-dichloroethylene; 1,2-dichloroethane; 1,1-dichloroethylene. In all cases aeration is the cheapest alternative for treatment. If adsorption is required, home units using granular activated carbon (GAC) may prove to be cheaper than central adsorption treatment.