Activated carbon filtration of water

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    Contamination of ground water reservoirs by organic chemical pollutants (solvents and pesticides) is becoming common in Denmark. As a consequence, many wells have been closed and the loss of water resources has been compensated by savings of water. However, this strategy may lead to a shortage of water, and therefore treatment of the water for the organic chemicals may be required in the future. The purpose of the project
    is to: 1) Determine the capacity of activated carbon to remove atrazine and other pesticides at realistic very low concentrations (0.01-1 ug/l) in groundwaters with different contents of natural organic matter (NOM), and 2) To develop the laboratory and modeling methodologies to predict actual full scale sorption capacities.
    Effective start/end date01/01/199731/12/1999


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