Browse Prairie Research Institute by Subject "Activated carbon"

  • Sollo Jr., F.W.; Larson, Thurston E.; Mueller, Henry F. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1978-09)
    The objective of this project was to determine whether or not the fluoride level in waters with moderate fluoride content (2 to 10 mg/l) could be reduced to acceptable levels by chemical treatment. The optimum concentration ...

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  • Lee, Michael C.-Y.; Snoeyink, Vernon L. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1980-11)
    Humic substances are a major concern to the water treatment industry because they can cause odor and color problems and are potentially toxic and/or cancinogenic. A commercial humic acid and fulvic acid extracted from peat ...

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  • Sparks, Richard E.; Sandusky, Michael J.; Paparo, Anthony A. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1981-03)
    Water samples taken from the Illinois River on 5 October and 22 April 1977 inhibited the beating of the cilia on isolated clam gills, within two hours of exposure. The April sample was significantly more toxic than the ...

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  • Wang, Yi-Tin; Suidan, Makram T.; Rittmann, Bruce E. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1983-10)
    A completely mixed, expanded-bed, anaerobic granular activated carbon filter was operated on synthetic wastewaters in which acetate was the only organic carbon source. Steady-state performance was achieved for two influent ...

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  • Thacker, William E.; Snoeyink, Vernon L.; Crittenden, John C. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1981-07)
    A mathematical model of fixed-bed adsorption was used to predict the bed response to a sustained step change in influent concentration. The model was employed to compare the performance of different adsorbents in the removal ...

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