Emerging chemicals

GAC Quality and Operational Management including Regeneration, alternative adsorbents, ozone and alternative oxidation technologies

Reference: 17/DW/14/15
ISBN: 1 84057 828 9
Published Date: 01/08/2017

The purpose of this project was to gather information to help optimise GAC system performance and to inform the selection of water treatment strategies to deal with the threats posed by emerging pesticides. This UKWIR project produced:

(i) A ‘Guidance Manual’ which presents a critical review of water companies’ use of GAC (and ozone) over the past 20 years to identify best practices, in tandem with a review of available alternative design, monitoring and management solutions; it included the key parameters of interest, as they were identified, regarding current and future challenges faced within drinking water treatment.

(ii) A report ‘Review of emerging adsorption media and advanced oxidation processes’, which identified 26 technologies and determined whether these technologies could provide a cost-effective solution to water quality issues; and to design an information framework for developers, manufacturers and suppliers. 

Price: £450