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Main Title Effect of Background Organic Matter from Surface Waters on the Activated Carbon Adsorption of Specific Organic Compounds.
Author Summers, R. S. ; Speth., T. ;
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-03-4038; EPA/600/D-90/207;
Stock Number PB91-137091
Additional Subjects Activated carbon ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Adsorptivity ; Ozone ; Surface properties ; Water pollution ; Ohio River ; Organic wastes ; Surface waters ; Ion exchange ; Ethylene ; 1,2-dichloro
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-137091 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 16p
A study was conducted to evaluate how background organic matter found in surface waters can affect the adsorption kinetics and capacity of cis-1,2-dichloroethene. The study further addressed how ozone/biofilter and anion exchange pretreatment improves the performance of the GAC columns, and the ability of GAC columns to attenuate shock loadings. The results showed that the carbon's capacity for cis-1,2-dichloroethene was reduced with time of preloading. In some cases, the reduction in capacity was found even when it was determined that no total organic carbon (TOC) preloaded onto the carbon. Work with different carbon particle sizes showed that the capacity reductions were not related to the diffusion of organic matter as measured by TOC. The ozone/biofilter and anion exchange pretreatment columns increased the GAC columns operation time and increased its ability to attenuate shock loadings.