Activated Carbon in Effluent Treatment
Contaminants Removal From Drinking Water By Activated Carbon (AC) Filtration and It’s Treatment Principles
We are very much concerned about the contaminants in water supply that may affect our health drastically and it may cause taste and odour problems. The water contaminants might include solvents, pesticides, industrial wastes, or contaminants from leaking underground storage tanks. Contaminants such as benzene, chlorobenzene, trichlorobenzenes, carbon tetra chloride and vinyl chloride in drinking water may pose very serious health risks even if they are present in very low level. Pesticides such as Atrazine can also pose a very serious health hazard.
Sometime drinking water can be disinfected with chlorine or chloramines. During disinfection the reaction of chlorine with organic matter can produce compounds such as trihalomethanes as byproducts and these byproducts may increase the risk of certain cancers.