Accession Number:

ADA159553

Title:

Strategies for Controlling and Removing Trace Organic Compounds Found in Potable Water Supplies at Fixed Army Installations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS (ARMY)WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

This report documents research to inform fixed Army installations about 1 the type and characteristics of trace organic compounds that may be found in drinking water, 2 existing and proposed drinking water standards for trace organic compounds, 3 analytical techniques for measuring organic contaminants in water, and 4 treatment processes andor operational modifications for formulating a cost-effective strategy to control or remove organic contaminants from potable water. The sources, types, characteristics, and significance of organic compounds likely to be found in drinking water were reviewed. Current and proposed standards for organic compounds in drinking water and compounds being considered for regulation were studied, as were analytical techniques to isolate, resolve and identify, and quantify these compounds. Operational modifications for controlling the formation of organics, particularly trihalomethanes, also were reviewed. Treatment techniques for removing synthetic trace organic compounds were identified. Case studies, cost data, and design guidance were consulted to help select a cost-effective way to provide safe potable water on fixed Army installations.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE