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Organic Matter Occurrence in Arizona and Innovative Treatment by Granular Activated Carbon

Abstract Population growth and fresh water depletion challenge drinking water utilities. Surface water quality is impacted significantly by climate variability, human activities, and extreme events like natural disasters. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is an important water quality index and the precursor of disinfection by-products (DBPs) that varies with both hydrologic and anthropogenic factors. Granular activated carbon (GAC) is a best available technology for utilities to meet Stage 2 D/DBP rule compliance and to remove contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) (e.g., pharmaceutical, personal care products (PCPs), etc.). Utilities can operate GAC with more efficient and flexible strategies with the understanding of organic occurrence in source wa... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Chiu, Chao-An (Author) / Westerhoff, Paul (Advisor) / Rittmann, Bruce (Committee member) / Hristovski, Kiril (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / contaminants of emerging concern / dissolved organic nitrogen / DOC occurrence / GAC regeneration / iron nanocatalysts / nitrogenous DBPs
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 283 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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