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Use of Granular Activated Carbon and Carbon Block Filters at Municipal and Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment for Removal of Organics


Abstract Activated Carbon has been used for decades to remove organics from water at large scale in municipal water treatment as well as at small scale in Point of Use (POU) and Point of Entry (POE) water treatment. This study focused on Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) and also activated Carbon Block (CB) were studied.

This thesis has three related elements for organics control in drinking water. First, coagulation chemistry for Alum and Aluminum Chlorohydrate (ACH) was optimized for significant organics removal to address membrane fouling issue at a local municipal water treatment plant in Arizona. Second, Rapid Small Scale Column Tests were conducted for removal of Perfluorinated compounds (PFC), PFC were present in groundwater at a local site ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Ashani, Harsh (Author) / Westerhoff, Paul (Advisor) / Hristovski, Kiril (Committee member) / Conroy-Ben, Otakuye (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Activated Carbon / Carbon Block Filters / Organics / Point of Use / RSSCT
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 121 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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