Accession Number : ADA326511

Title :   Low-Cost Sorbents: A Literature Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Bailey, Susan ; Olin, Trudy J. ; Bricka, R. M.

PDF Url : ADA326511

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The capital and regeneration costs of activated carbon and ion exchange media suggest that better process economics may be achieved with disposable sorbents for the treatment of metals-contaminated water and waste streams. An extensive literature search was conducted to identify potentially inexpensive sorbents that could be disposed, rather than regenerated, after use. The literature indicates that many materials with this potential are readily available, either as process by-products or in their natural form. The most promising sorbents identified in this literature search will be tested at bench scale with synthetic metal solutions.

Descriptors :   *ABSORBERS(MATERIALS), *SORPTION, METALS, WASTE WATER, LOW COSTS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, ACTIVATED CARBON, CONTAMINATION, STREAMS, ION EXCHANGE, ADSORBENTS.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE