Removal of EDB from Groundwater by Granular Activated Carbon Filtration

by Erik L. Melear, Boyle Engineering Corp, Orlando, FL, USA,
David L. Farabee, Boyle Engineering Corp, Orlando, FL, USA,
Robert G. Brigman, Boyle Engineering Corp, Orlando, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Application of ethylene dibromide (EDB) pesticide to crops may result in contamination of groundwater. Various water treatment alternatives are: granulated activated carbon adsorption, air stripping, and chemical degradation. This paper outlines the results of an alternative analysis that identified granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorption as the most appropriate treatment method for the reduction of EDB in the groundwater supply, the design and construction of the GAC filtration system, and monitoring data for the treated water.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Activated carbon | Water treatment | Granular materials | Water pollution | Filtration | Water supply systems | Water resources

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