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Removal of toxic chemicals from water with activated carbon

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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Abstract

Activated carbon was effective in removing fish toxicants and anesthetics from water solutions. Its capacity to adsorb 3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM), antimycin, NoxfishA? (5% rotenone), Dibrorms, juglone, MSa??222, and benzocaine ranged from 0.1 to 64 mg per gram of carbon. The adsorptive capacity (end point considered as a significant discharge) of activated carbon for removal of TFM was determined at column depths of 15, 30, and 60 cm; temperatures of 7, 12, 17, and 22 C; pH's of 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, and 9.5; and flow rates of 50, 78, 100, 200, and 940 ml/min. Adsorptive capacity increased when the contact time was increased by reducing the flow rate or increasing the column depth. The adsorptive capacity was not significantly influenced by temperature but was substantially higher at pH 6.5 than at the other pH's tested. A practical and efficient filter for purifying chemically treated water was developed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Removal of toxic chemicals from water with activated carbon
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume
105
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1976
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 119-123
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
119
Last page:
123
Number of Pages:
5