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Main Title Pilot Scale Evaluation of Biological Activated Carbon for the Removal of THM Precursors.
Author Glaze, William H. ;
CORP Author North Texas State Univ., Denton. Inst. of Applied Sciences.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-806157; EPA-600/2-82-046;
Stock Number PB82-230301
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Halogen organic compounds ; Activated carbon ; Ozonation ; Cost analysis ; Potable water ; Pilot plants ; Microbiology ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Revisions ; Methanes ; Granular activated carbon ; Biological processes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-230301 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 183p
Abstract This project evaluates a method for the removal of trihalomethane (THM) precursors from surface water sources. A pilot plant was operated for 80 weeks to test the combination of ozone and granular activated carbon (GAC). This combination is sometimes referred to as biological activated carbon (BAC). An important objective was to investigate the possibility of microbiological degradation of THM precursors in the GAC columns and the effect of preozonation on this process. Analysis of the pilot plant data shows microbiological activity to be a significant contributor to the removal of total organic carbon (TOC) and trihalomethane formation potential (THMFP) in GAC columns under the conditions tested. Comparison of costs associated with the addition of GAC and BAC to traditional water treatment plants of 100-, 10-, and 1-mgd capacities shows that, for the conditions of this study, the addition of ozone was not cost effective in extending the time between reactivations of the GAC.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept. 1 Sep 78-30 Nov 81.
PUB Date Free Form Mar 82
Category Codes 13B; 68D; 50B
NTIS Prices PC A09/MF A01
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323818534
Origin NTIS
Type CAT