Engineering Performance Solutions Provides Rapid Small Scale Column Tests (RSSCTs) to Consulting Firms to Aid In Plant Design

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The Rapid Small Scale Column Test (RSSCT) evaluation is designed to assist consulting firms in optimizing the granular activated carbon (GAC) beds for water utilities.

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Engineering Performance Solutions(EPS), based in Gainesville, FL, is proud to offer clients a full selection of professional water testing solutions. Their knowledgeable team of specialists, with years of experience, is able to custom-design a RSSCT to fit the needs of any water utility or organization with an emphasis on quality and cost-effectiveness.

EPS specializes in conducting RSSCTs for various compounds of interest including MIB/geosmin, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and disinfection byproducts (DBPs) such as trihalomethane (THM) and haloacetic acid (HAA5). Activated carbon is commonly used among water treatment facilities to remove these compounds and the carbon bed is one of the most important aspects in a plants design. Using the parameters found in the large scale design an RSSCT can be custom designed using scaling equations to mimic the carbon bed on a bench scale.

The RSSCT has a number of advantages over the other methods used to predict or simulate full-scale GAC performance. Depending on the conditions, this method can be conducted in a fraction of the time that is required for a pilot or full scale column study. Because of the short run time of the RSSCT, several column runs can be conducted in the time required to complete one pilot column run. This allows for the optimization of design and pretreatment options. The volume of influent water required is normally small enough that an adequate volume of water can transported to the laboratory, thus eliminating the need for a costly field study.

Engineering Performance Solutions RSSCT services are the best in the industry, giving clients fast and effective results. This service allows the consulting firm, utility and carbon vender to choose a carbon based on performance generated by plant optimization that was achieved using RSSCTs.

Working as a team along with consulting firms, water utilities and carbon venders, Engineering Performance Solutions is highly regarded throughout the water treatment industry for providing the highest quality and most advanced testing and water treatment solutions. Engineering Performance Solutions goal is to provide the services and solutions clients need to generate the best water possible.

About the company:
Engineering Performance Solutions, LLC services include Powdered Activated Carbon Testing, Granular Activated Carbon Testing, Routine water analysis; for disinfection byproducts (Trihalomethane and Haloacetic acids), MIB/geosmin, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Pesticides and Herbicides. Our signature serves include Performance Based Testing and Rapid Small Scale Column Testing (RSSCT). Headquartered in Gainesville, FL Engineering Performance Solutions consults utilities and other organizations relating to water treatment and filtration, water industry science, and other environmental consulting firms nationwide. Visit their website at or call 352-338-7770.

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