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The Potential Environmental and Public Health Effects of Chemical Regeneration of Spent Granular Activated Carbon
|Title:||The Potential Environmental and Public Health Effects of Chemical Regeneration of Spent Granular Activated Carbon|
|Authors:||Fukuda, Tracy K.|
Babcock, Roger W.
|Issue Date:||Jan 1999|
|Publisher:||Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Citation:||Fukuda T, Babcock RW, Menon P. 1999. The potential environmental and public health effects of chemical regeneration of spent granular activated carbon. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC-99-04.|
|Series/Report no.:||WRRC Unedited Reports.|
|Abstract:||Chemical regeneration is one method of regenerating spent granular activated carbon. The chemicals being considered for use are acetic acid, acetone, formic acid, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide methanol, ethanol, and 2-Propanol. The potential environmental and public health effects of chemical regeneration of spent granular activated carbon causes concern. Information on the eight chemicals and environmental regulations were gathered by doing a literature survey. An evaluation of these chemicals- occupational standards; acute and chronic effects; carcinogenic, reproductive, and mutagenic effects; and environmental fate- showed no anticipated hazards. With the proper preventative and mitigative measures, any unnecessary exposure and adverse effects can be prevented. Chemical regeneration is an alternative to handling spent GAC.|
|Sponsor:||Board of Water Supply, City and Council of Honolulu: contract no. C-58148|
|Appears in Collections:||WRRC Unedited Project Reports|
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