This radium removal pilot study was conducted for the City of Farmington, Missouri Well No. 17 treatment facility. The Farmington water system contains concentrations of radium and gross alpha in excess of the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL).
The City of Farmington is located in St. Francois County, Missouri. Farmington is a historic location known as the “City of Tradition and Progress” due to its preservation of traditional family values and continual and consistent population, area and economic growth. Farmington, located approximately 70 miles southwest of St. Louis, has a current population of over 14,000. Well No. 17 treatment facility is one of thirteen wells that currently serves the community. This well is approximately 900 feet deep.
Water Remediation Technology’s (WRT) Z-88® Radium Treatment Process utilizes proprietary adsorptive media in a series of up flow treatment vessels to remove radium from drinking water. The water is moved through the treatment system using the water pressure generated from the well source. No chemicals are added to the water for the treatment process. After the media is loaded with radium, it is removed from the circuit and permanently disposed of in a licensed facility. WRT designs, manufactures and provides the equipment and media used in the facility. The handling and exchange of new media to replace spent media, as well as the shipping and disposal into licensed disposal sites, is handled by WRT. The treatment media are ANSI/NSF Standard 61 certified for use in drinking water.