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EVALUATION OF POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON FOR CONTROL OF TASTE AND ODORS CAUSED BY GEOSMIN AND MIB

EVALUATION OF POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON FOR CONTROL OF TASTE AND ODORS CAUSED BY GEOSMIN AND MIB
PI: Anthony Tarquin
Sponsor: EL PASO WATER UTILITIES
Center for Inland Desalination Systems (CIDS)
Amount awarded: $39,809

Occasional taste and odor problems in El Paso's surface water supply are usually associated with the presence of geosmin and/or methylisobomeol (MIB) during the hot summer months of July, August, or September. This project (1) evaluates the performance of various brands of powdered activated carbon (PAC) for controlling taste and odor problems associated with geosmin and MIB, (2) determines the PAC dosage required for eliminating said problems, (3) identifies the most effective PAC to use at the Canal Street water treatment plants if/when the need to do so arises, and (4) evaluates the effectiveness of the hydrogen peroxide-UV advanced oxidation process for geosmin destruction.

Posting date: Thu, 08/10/2017

Award start date: Mon, 07/24/2017
Award end date: Fri, 08/24/2018