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WATER TREATMENT MODELING TOOLS FOR REMOVING PFAS AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS
Speth, T., U.S. EPA Water Research Webinar Series, 37 slides, April 2020

Even though carbon adsorption can be an effective treatment technology for removing organic compounds, such as PFAS, from water, it can be expensive or may not achieve desired removal objectives if improperly designed. Proper full-scale design of this adsorption process typically results from carefully controlled pilot-scale studies that are used to determine important design variables, such as the type of adsorbent, empty bed contact time, and bed configuration. This webinar provided an overview of the series of adsorption models, along with examples of how they can be used to help design pilot treatment systems and provide a first-cut prediction of full-scale results. The information generated from the models will provide states and utilities with a better understanding of the fundamentals of carbon adsorption and what that means to the operation, performance, and costs associated with this technology. See a recording of the webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w_LBayHg_w&feature=youtu.be



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