Chapter 6

NOM Removal by Advanced Oxidation Processes

Mika Sillanpää,  and Anu Matilainen∗∗     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

Abstract

Efficient methods for the removal of natural organic matter (NOM) in waters have emerged. Among these are advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). These processes include O3/H2O2, O3/UV, UV/H2O2, TiO2/UV, H2O2/catalyst, Fenton and photo-Fenton processes, and ultrasound. This chapter presents an overview of the recent research studies dealing with AOP methods for the removal of NOM and related compounds from drinking water. ...

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