Article | March 10, 2011

Seasonal Organics Variations: Effects On The Efficiency Of Water Treatment Processes

Source: Real Tech Inc.

It is of particular concern in conventional drinking water treatment since it can produce undesirable disinfection by-products (DBPs), interferes with the performance of water treatment processes such as coagulation, membrane filtration and oxidation processes, and leads to bacterial regrowth in potable water distribution systems. A thorough understanding of the changes in concentration of NOM over time can significantly contribute towards optimizing the operation of drinking water treatment processes. With the right monitoring equipment, determining NOM concentration can be both simple and cost effective.