Cost and Performance Evaluation for Full Scale, Single Solute Control of Synthetic Organic Chemicals by Granular Activated Carbon Adsorption.
The Drinking Water Research Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the responsibility of obtaining data on the performance and cost of granular activated carbon (GAC) systems for controlling selected synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs). An approach is presented that utilizes a combination of predictive modelling and microcolumn studies to generate single-solute breakthrough curves for several SOCs and to determine full-scale GAC use rates. Based on breakthrough and economic data, cost estimates have been developed for GAC treatment at various system sizes and use rates.
|Office of Water|
|Water Engineering Research Laboratory|
|Office of Research and Development|
|Adams. Jeffrey Q.|