Project #0816

Removal of DBP Precursors by GAC Adsorption

$747,227
Completed
Principle Investigator
Douglas
Owen
Research Manager
Kate A Martin
Contractor
ARCADIS
Advanced Treatment
Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs)
Treatment

Abstract

Evaluates the use of GAC for disinfection by-product control at six representative utilities. Addresses optimized performance based on pretreatment (coagulation and ozonation plus biological treatment), empty bed contact time, and blending. Discusses the relationship between natural organic matter characteristics and DBP formation. Also provides optimization guidelines and cost estimates for GAC implementation. Research partner: USEPA. Published in 1999. (Still available to Foundation subscribers as Order 90744.)