ADSORPTION OF POLIOVIRUS ONTO ACTIVATED CARBON IN WASTEWATER.

Charles P Gerba, Mark D. Sobsey, Craig Wallis, Joseph L. Melnick

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Abstract

The effect of pH and soluble organic matter on virus adsorption to activated carbon in treated sewage was determined. Poliovirus removal from wastewater effluent was greatly improved by lowering the pH to 3. 5-4. 5 or by reducing the amount of organics by lime coagulation. Batch studies indicated that virus adsorption to activated carbon in wastewater could be described by Freundlich isotherms. In column experiments virus removal was found to be dependent on column length as well as hydraulic loading. Virus and soluble organics adsorbed at low pH could become deadsorbed by a rise in pH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-731
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume9
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1975
Externally publishedYes

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Viruses
Activated carbon
activated carbon
virus
Wastewater
adsorption
Adsorption
wastewater
Sewage
Coagulation
Lime
coagulation
Biological materials
lime
Isotherms
Effluents
isotherm
sewage
Hydraulics
effluent

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering

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ADSORPTION OF POLIOVIRUS ONTO ACTIVATED CARBON IN WASTEWATER. / Gerba, Charles P; Sobsey, Mark D.; Wallis, Craig; Melnick, Joseph L.

In: Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 8, 08.1975, p. 727-731.

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Gerba, CP, Sobsey, MD, Wallis, C & Melnick, JL 1975, 'ADSORPTION OF POLIOVIRUS ONTO ACTIVATED CARBON IN WASTEWATER.', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 727-731.
Gerba, Charles P ; Sobsey, Mark D. ; Wallis, Craig ; Melnick, Joseph L. / ADSORPTION OF POLIOVIRUS ONTO ACTIVATED CARBON IN WASTEWATER. In: Environmental Science and Technology. 1975 ; Vol. 9, No. 8. pp. 727-731.
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