Accession Number : ADA130778

Title :   Granular Activated Carbon Performance Capability and Availability.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 82-Jul 83,


Personal Author(s) : Uhrmacher,J Carl

PDF Url : ADA130778

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The U.S. Army currently uses granular activated carbon (GAC) at Army Ammunition Plants (AAPs) to remove nitrobodies from pink water prior to discharge. The AAPs operate at low production rates and are meeting established effluent limits. However, production rates may increase drastically at full mobilization and future effluent limits may be more strict. In response to Army needs, an information search/survey was performed to determine operating characteristics of GAC columns for reduction of effluent nitrobody concentrations from pink water. Data were obtained and reported on GAC pollutant removal capacity; competitive adsorption, feasibility to achieve stringent effluent limitations; research required to fill information gaps; and commercial GAC availability. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Activated carbon, *Water treatment, *Ammunition, *Army facilities, Granules, Water filters, Nitrogen compounds, Wastes(Industrial), Removal, Adsorption, Operational effectiveness, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE