A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • 3 years ago

activated carbon in some countries have become the primary unit to overcome micro pollutant in drinking water. what about countries with limited funds for activated carbon? how to overcome it?

  • This Question is Open
  1. augusto.h
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    There are some other processes to overcome micropollutant such as ion exchange columns, coagulation, membrane, biological treatment and others. Where I worked, we always used coagulation and then ultra/nano membrane filtration. And actually the costs were less expensive than the carbon process. But this always depends on the volume to be treated.

  2. pseudopaul
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Step 1 : Secure the water source. Active monitoring is essential. Step 2 : Follow normal water treatment process Step 3 : Finally before chlorination. Do a NF/RO process depending on your target pollutant. Membranes have become a lot cheaper compared to last 10 yrs and full automation is possible.

  3. Ejimdonalds
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    If that is the case why don't you try using the EARTH!!, carefully arranged and monitored stacks of soil( mostly granite with minimal porosity) can be an excellent alternative(LOCALLY) to G.A.C or other membranes, and it comes with its own benefits(can't be attacked by chlorine) and disadvantages. JUST TRY DOING IT LIKE MOTHER NATURE DOES IT.

  4. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.