Accession Number : ADA181759

Title :   Effectiveness of Commercially Available Home Water Purification Systems for Removing Organic Contaminants.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 86,

Corporate Author : DYNAMAC CORP PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Cole,R W

PDF Url : ADA181759

Report Date : Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The objective of this study was to determine the efficiency of several home water filters in removing organic chemicals that have contaminated groundwaters on or near Air Force installations. Several commercially available carbon filters provide high removal efficiencies for chemicals such as trichloroethylene, benzene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, ethyl benzene, and vinyl chloride. The results of independent and manufacturer tests are provided to assist Air Force and DOD engineers in assessing the home water treatment alternative for their unique water supply situations. Keywords: Home water purification, Carbon adsorbtion of volatile organics.

Descriptors :   *WATER TREATMENT, *WATER FILTERS, AIR FORCE, CARBON, CHEMICALS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, CONTAMINANTS, ORGANIC MATERIALS, REMOVAL, CHLORIDES, VINYL RADICALS, WATER, BENZENE, FILTERS, EFFICIENCY, REMOVAL, TRICHLOROETHYLENE, VOLATILITY, WATER POLLUTION, ADSORPTION

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE