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Regenerating an Arsenic Removal Iron-Based Adsorptive Media System, Part 2: Performance and Cost

Citation:

Sorg, T., R. Kolich, A. Chen, AND L. Wang. Regenerating an Arsenic Removal Iron-Based Adsorptive Media System, Part 2: Performance and Cost. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION. American Water Works Association, Denver, CO, 109(5):E122-E128, (2017). https://doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2017.109.0046

Impact/Purpose:

Part 2 of a two part paper on the performance of the regenerated media to remove arsenic through multiple regeneration cycles(3) and the approximate cost savings of regeneration over media replacement. This provides information to small drinking water systems requiring arsenic removal.

Description:

The replacement of exhausted, adsorptive media used to remove arsenic from drinking water accounts for approximately 80% of the total operational and maintenance (O/M) costs of this commonly used small system technology. The results of three, full scale system studies of an on-site media regeneration process (Part 1) showed it to be effective in stripping arsenic and other contaminants from the exhausted media. Part 2, of this two part paper, presents information on the performance of the regenerated media to remove arsenic through multiple regeneration cycles (3) and the approximate cost savings of regeneration over media replacement. The results of the studies indicate that regenerated media is very effective in removing arsenic and the regeneration cost is substantially less than the media replacement cost. On site regeneration, therefore, provides small systems with alternative to media replacement when removing arsenic from drinking water using adsorptive media technology.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 05/10/2017
Record Last Revised: 04/17/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 336163

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