A filtration and column-adsorption system for onsite concentration and fractionation of organic substances from large volumes of water

Water Supply Paper 2230
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Abstract

A portable filtration and column-adsorption system which can concentrate suspended sediment and dissolved-aqueous organic substances onsite was developed. Organic solutes also are fractionated into hydrophobic- and hydrophilic-acid, base, and neutral fractions. Subsequent isolation of organic solutes from fraction concentrates and extraction of organic constituents in suspended sediment entrained on filter tubes is performed by a variety of procedures in the laboratory. Three surface-water samples and one ground-water sample ranging in volume from 300 to 1,100 liters were processed through the filtration and column-adsorption system, yielding from about 0.8 to 3.0 grams of recovered organic carbon per sample.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A filtration and column-adsorption system for onsite concentration and fractionation of organic substances from large volumes of water
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 2230
DOI 10.3133/wsp2230
Edition -
Year Published 1984
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. G.P.O.,
Description iv, 16 p. :ill. ;28 cm.