Science Inventory

URANIUM REMOVAL FROM DRINKING WATER USING A SMALL FULL-SCALE SYSTEM

Citation:

Jelinek, R. T., R. L. Clemmer, AND F. J. Johns. URANIUM REMOVAL FROM DRINKING WATER USING A SMALL FULL-SCALE SYSTEM. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/2-89/012 (NTIS 89-169890), 1989.

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Description:

This report presents background and history of water quality, the basis for design and nine months of actual operating data for a small, full-scale strong-base ion exchange system that is used to remove uranium from a water supply serving a school in Jefferson County, CO. Information is also presented on the effectiveness of regeneration, the gamma radiation profile of the system, and the capital and O/M costs of the system. The study showed that the smaIl anion exchange system removed the uranium in the raw water, 40-110 ug/L, to consistently below 1 ug/l for a removal of greater than 99 percent. The gamma radiation profile in the small pump house was very low until a GAC system was installed to remove radon. The small system has a capacity of 10 gpm and cost $8,900 to construct. The O/M costs are estimated to be $4.30 per 1,000 gallons of water treated. Because of no on-site disposal system, the regeneration wastewater is hauled away to a school district wastewater treatment plant at a cost of $2.40 per 1,000 gallons of treated water.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 03/01/1989
Record Last Revised: 08/13/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 126114

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION BRANCH