Accession Number : ADA290338

Title :   Removal of Trace Organics from Groundwater Using Granular Activated Carbon.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALGON CARBON CORP PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Hood, L. E.

PDF Url : ADA290338

Report Date : 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A FULL-SCALE CALGON ADSORPTION UNIT WAS INSTALLED AT RMA AND BEGAN OPERATION IN JULY, 1978. THE PURPOSE OF THIS UNIT WAS TWO-FOLD: (1) INSURE OPERATION IN COMPLIANCE OF CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS ISSUED BY STATE OF COLORADO DEPT. OF HEALTH, APRIL 7, 1975 AND (2) EVALUATE THE APPLICABILITY OF GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD FOR POTENTIAL USE IN DESIGNING AN EXPANDED SYSTEM CAPABLE OF ELIMINATING THE FLOW OF RESTRICTED TRACE ORGANICS OFF OF THE ARSENAL. IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT TO REVIEW THE OPERATION OF THE ADSORPTION SYSTEM AND THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN LIGHT OF PREVIOUS TREATABILITY STUDIES PERFORMED BY CALGON CORP. AND RMA PERSONNEL IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECOMMENDATIONS PROPOSED IN THE FY 1979 TECHNICAL REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTED BY RMA. TO ASSIST RMA PERSONNEL IN DEFINING FUTURE DESIGN PARAMETERS, THE RESULTS OF A COMPUTER ANALYSIS ON ALL DATA OBTAINED TO DATE IS PRESENTED FOR EVALUATION. -BKA

Descriptors :   *WASTE WATER, *ACTIVATED CARBON, *GROUND WATER, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, REMOVAL, ADSORPTION, WATER TREATMENT, AQUIFERS, BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION, MASS TRANSFER, PILOT STUDIES, WASTE DISPOSAL, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, WATER QUALITY, DESIGN CRITERIA, COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, COLORADO, WATER WELLS, GRANULAR MATERIALS, TRACE ELEMENTS, SUMPS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE