Adsorption kinetics for the removal of soluble manganese by oxide- coated filter media
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Actual data from a water treatment plant filter confirmed laboratory experimental results by showing that sorption of soluble manganese does indeed occur on oxidecoated filters. The water treatment plant data also suggested that the sorption kinetics were relatively rapid, again upholding laboratory findings.
Results from the manganese kinetics and sorption experiments were combined to formulate a theoretical model which would predict manganese breakthrough in a filter, given a known set of loading parameters. Preliminary use of the model indicated that oxide-coated filters could sorb significant quantities of soluble manganese before detectible levels of manganese appear in the effluent.
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