||Effectiveness of activated carbon for removal of toxic and/or carcinogenic compounds from water supplies /
Weber, Walter J., ;
||Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
||EPA 600/2-81-057; EPA-R-804369
Carbon, Activated. ;
Trace elements in water--United States.
Water treatment ;
Activated carbon ;
Carbon tetrachloride ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Humic acid ;
Potable water ;
Laboratory equipment ;
Performance evaluation ;
Toxic substances ;
Polychlorinated biphenyls ;
Organic matter ;
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||xxxiv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This research addressed quantification of the performance of fixed-bed granular activated carbon processes for treatment of public water supplies. It included evaluation of the adsorption of selected toxic and/or carcinogenic trace compounds of man-related origin, including carbon tetrachloride, benzene, two commercial mixtures of PCB's dieldrin, and p-dichlorobenzene. The adsorption behavior of the predominant class of natural organic matter and trihalomethane (THM) precursor, humic substances, was also characterized. The Michigan Adsorption Design and Applications Model (MADAM) was tested and found generally able to simulate and predict the performance of fixed-bed adsorbers for removal of the compounds investigated, with the exception of humic acids.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-310). EPA 600/2-81-057. April 1981. Includes appendices. Photocopy.