AWWA-20739 2013 Activated Carbon: Solutions for Improving Water Quality


This practical, solutions-oriented book on the use of activated carbon filtration in drinking water treatment discusses applications, system design, and case studies.

Activated carbon is simple to operate as an adsorption medium for water, serves as a proactive barrier for contamination, and does not produce by-products from its use. Used in treatment worldwide, activated carbon produces very high-quality water. Its implementation helps utilities gain regulatory compliance and position themselves to meet future requirements. This solutions-oriented book for water treatment providers, engineers, and students, Activated Carbon: Solutions for Improving Water Quality, covers three major areas of concern: 

1. Fundamentals of activated carbon adsorption to provide a basic understanding of activated carbon technologies for drinking water treatment.
2. Adsorption applications, approaches, and case studies that demonstrate how and where activated carbon has been implemented to solve specific water quality challenges.
3. System design and procurement approaches to achieve effectiveness and efficiency in the use of granular activated carbon and powdered activated carbon.

Author: Zaid K. Chowdhury, R. Scott Summers, Garret P. Westerhoff, Brian J. Leto, Kirk O. Nowack, Christopher J. Corwin. Laurel B. Passantino, Technical Editor 
Publisher: American Water Works Association 
Publication date: 2013
AWWA catalog no: 20739
Media Type: HARDBACK
Number of pages: 318