Effect of multiple GAC reactivations on disinfection byproduct precursor removal

D. H. Metz, J. DeMarco, R. Pohlman, Fred Scott Cannon, B. C. Moore

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to compare the adsorption capabilities of the virgin carbon to the twelve and five times reactivated granular activated carbon (GAC). From a water treatment plant operator's perspective, there were very few practical differences in adsorption among the carbons tested for total organic carbon (TOC) and disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors. However, some overall trends were observed. The GAC that was regenerated 5 times (R5) generally showed greater DBP precursor adsorption than the other GACs especially at the beginning of the runs. In some cases the carbon that was reactivated 12/13 times (R12 and R13) adsorbed slightly less DBP precursors than the other GACs especially in the latter part of the runs. The virgin (V) carbon performed better than the other GACs relative to DBP precursor removal in the latter part of the runs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalWater Science and Technology: Water Supply
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Metz, D. H. ; DeMarco, J. ; Pohlman, R. ; Cannon, Fred Scott ; Moore, B. C. / Effect of multiple GAC reactivations on disinfection byproduct precursor removal. In: Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. 2004 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 71-78.
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Effect of multiple GAC reactivations on disinfection byproduct precursor removal. / Metz, D. H.; DeMarco, J.; Pohlman, R.; Cannon, Fred Scott; Moore, B. C.

In: Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, Vol. 4, No. 4, 01.01.2004, p. 71-78.

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