Project #4440

Removal of Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCs) from Drinking Water via Granular Activated Carbon Treatment

Principal Investigator
R. Scott
Research Manager
Dr. Hyunyoung Jang
University of Colorado at Boulder


This project evaluated the feasibility of using granular activated carbon (GAC) for removing certain carcinogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in groundwater at concentrations from 5 micrograms per liter (µg/L) down to as low as the minimum reporting levels (MRLs) defined under EPA Method 524.3, which are in the sub µg/L range. Research partners: EPA and WERF. Published in 2015.

Originally funded as WERF project INFR1SG09j