EPA Science Inventory

ONE MGD ION EXCHANGE PLANT FOR REMOVAL OF NITRATE FROM WELL WATER

Citation:

Lauch, R. AND G. Guter. ONE MGD ION EXCHANGE PLANT FOR REMOVAL OF NITRATE FROM WELL WATER. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/D-84/172 (NTIS PB84211036).

Description:

A full scale 1 mgd demonstration plant, using ion exchange, for removal of nitrate from well water was built at McFarland, California. The plant has been performing satisfactorily in the semi-automatic mode since October 1983. Full automation of the plant was completed in June 1984. State of California requirements of reducing nitrate levels below 10 mg/L NO3-N and eliminating brine from the product water have been met. Total costs for the plant, including capital and operation and maintenance were 24.2 cents/1000 gal. Research is continuing at McFarland on nitrate selective resins, regenerant re-use, monitoring and brine disposal, in an effort to further improve the process and reduce costs.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (REPORT)
Record Last Revised: 12/10/2002
Record Created: 05/24/2002
Record Released: 05/24/2002
Record ID: 31565

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY