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Natural Organic Matter in Water by Mika Sillanpää

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Chapter 2

Characterization of NOM

Mika Sillanpää, Anu Matilainen∗∗,  and Tanja Lahtinen     Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT Faculty of Technology, LUT Chemtech, Laboratory of Green Chemistry, Sammonkatu 12, 50130 Mikkeli, Finland     ∗∗Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency, Kalevantie 2, 33100 Tampere, Finland     University of Jyväskylä, Department of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Survontie 9 B, 40500 Jyväskylä, Finland

Abstract

Worldwide reports over the last few decades have shown that the amount of natural organic matter (NOM) in surface water is continuously increasing, which has an adverse effect on drinking water purification. For many practical and hygienic reasons, the presence of NOM in drinking water is undesirable. Various ...

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