June 2004
Volume 46 Number 6

Drinking Water Treatment: Activated Carbon Filtration
by Jodi Kocher, Bruce Dvorak & Sharon Skipton   Pages: 

Homeowners are increasingly concerned about contaminants in their water supply that may affect health or cause taste and odor problems. Sources of these contaminants might include solvents, pesticides, industrial wastes or contaminants from leaking underground storage tanks. Contaminants such as benzene, chlorobenzenes, trichloroethylene, carbon tetrachloride, methylene chloride and vinyl chloride in drinking water may pose health risks if present in quantities above the USEPA Health Advisory Level (HAL)...

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