John O'Connor

Total Organic Carbon

Blog Post created by John O'Connor on Nov 25, 2011



Removal of Total Organic Carbon from Drinking Water Supplies - Part 1TOC Northern MO.jpgTotal Organic Carbon in Northern Missouri Public Water Supplies, 1980 and 1989.


Regulations requiring the removal of a portion of naturally-occurring organic carbon compounds from drinking water supplies have created new, and sometimes difficult, challenges for many water utilities.


Part 1 of the attached technical review considers the composition of total organic carbon, its measurement, and USEPA regulations governing its removal. Data is provided on TOC concentrations in Missouri and Illinois drinking waters derived from various water sources.