Removal of Radon and Uranium from a water supply

by Jerry Lowry, Univ of Maine, Orono, ME, USA,
Eugene Moreau, Univ of Maine, Orono, ME, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The removal of Radon and Radium from drinking water with the help of granulated activated carbon (GAC) adsorption was investigated. A packed bed column was used for the purpose. It has been demonstrated that it is possible to completely eliminate elevated radon levels in indoor air through the removal of radon from the water supply. In situations where soil gas is a significant contributor of radon, water treatment will only reduce the airborne radon in proportion to the amount of airborne radon contributed by the water supply.

Subject Headings: Air pollution | Water supply | Uranium | Water treatment | Activated carbon | Water quality | Adsorption | Soil treatment

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