Reduction of aqueous free chlorine with granular activated carbon
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Reduction of aqueous free chlorine with granular activated carbon final report, project no. A-066-ILL by Makram T. Suidan

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Published by University of Illinois, Water Resources Center in Urbana .
Written in English


  • Chlorine.,
  • Reduction (Chemistry),
  • Carbon, Activated.

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Statementby Makram T. Suidan and Vernon L. Snoeyink.
SeriesWRC research report ; no. 103, Series.
ContributionsSnoeyink, Vernon L., joint author.
LC ClassificationsHD1694 .A136 no. 103, QD181.C5 .A136 no. 103
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 108 p. :
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4377023M
LC Control Number78620572

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  Trichloramine Removal with Activated Carbon Is Governed by Two Reductive Reactions: A Theoretical Approach with Diffusion-Reaction Models. Environmental Science & Technology , 51 (8), DOI: /6bCited by: REDUCTION OF AQUEOUS FREE CHLORINE WITH GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON Final report to the Office of Water Resources Research, Department of the Interior on Annual Allotment Project AILL, August KEYWORDS: dechl ori nation/mathernati . Pre-chlorination (i.e. dosing chlorine prior to granular activated carbon (GAC) contactors) was recently introduced as a promising method to reduce the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs). However, our understanding on the effect of natural organic matter (NOM) and GAC characteristics on pre-chlorination efficiency is still : Cagri Utku Erdem, Mohamed Ateia, Mohamed Ateia, Chao Liu, Chao Liu, Tanju Karanfil.   The smaller the activated carbon particles are, the faster the dechlorination rate. A disadvantage of smaller particles is greater pressure drop within the media bed and, therefore, must be given careful consideration in the overall system design. A 20×50 mesh size granular activated carbon will be more effective than a 12×30 or 8×30 mesh GAC.

ORGANOSORB ® granular activated carbon is often installed before the membranes or ion exchange resins for dechlorination and the reduction of organic compounds that may foul these processes. The dechlorination reaction rate depends on the nature of the free chlorine. In order of increasing reaction rate: Chlorine gas; Hypochlorites. How does bacteriostatic activated carbon work? One of the main applications of granular activated carbon is the purification of water. Its function is the retention of organic contaminants and the elimination, by chemical reaction, of the free residual chlorine that remains in the water after the disinfection stage. The use of granular activated carbon (GAC) for water purification became common around the start of the 20th century () when the “activation” process was applied to charcoal (which had been used for centuries). Thermal activation of charcoal greatly improves its pore volume, surface area and.   Presented are a description of the aqueous chemistry of chlorine and chloramine; an understanding of activated carbon, how it is made and the adsorption/absorption process; how chlorine and monochloramine react with AC and catalytic AC (CAC) and the proposed reasons why certain CACs have higher capacities for chloramine and free chlorine.

Free chlorine and chloramines can be removed in several ways which are described below: Adsorption Dechlorination can be performed with many types of activated carbon, but granular activated carbon (often 12 x 40 mesh size), or GAC, is the form most commonly used in large water treatment filters. Free chlorine removal is the result of residence. The sorption of dissolved oxygen on activated carbon was characterized with manometric and packed column apparatus. All carbons tested, granular and powdered, virgin and reactivated, sorbed to μmole of oxygen/g after run times up to 1 hr., but sitll not at equilibrium. As the reaction increases further (up to g of free chlorine as Cl 2 per gram of carbon), the oxidation of the carbon has become so extensive that a resulting end product produces a visible dark color in the aqueous solution. This extent of reaction is not expected to occur within 2 to 3 yr under typical operating conditions at a water.   This work studied simultaneous bromate (BrO 3 −) reduction and adsorption of perchlorate (ClO 4 −) by FeCl 3-impregnated granular activated carbon (Fe-GAC) and the mutual co-solute report that BrO 3 − reduction by Fe-GAC was coupled with enhanced adsorption of ClO 4 − by the material. The Langmuir maximum adsorption capacity for ClO 4 − by Fe-GAC was .