Approximately 77 percent of the freshwater used in the United States comes from surface-water sources and is subject to natural organic matter contamination according to the United States Geological Survey. This presents a distinct challenge to water treatment engineers. An essential resource to the latest breakthroughs in the characterization, treatment and removal of natural organic matter (NOM) from drinking water, Natural Organic Matter in Waters: Characterization and Treatment Methods focuses on advance filtration and treatment options, and processes for reducing disinfection byproducts. Based on the author's years of research and field experience, this book begins with the characterization of NOM including: general parameters, isolation and concentration, fractionation, composition and structural analysis and biological testing. This is followed by removal methods such as inorganic coagulants, polyelectrolytes and composite coagulants. Electrochemical and membranes removal methods such as: electrocoagulation, electrochemical oxidation, microfiltration and ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and membrane fouling.
- Covers conventional as well as advanced NOM removal methods
- Includes characterization methods of NOM
- Explains removal methods such as: removal by coagulation, electrochemical, advanced oxidation, and integrated methods
2. NOM in natural waters
3. Characterization of NOM
4. NOM removal by coagulation
5. NOM removal by electrochemical methods
6. NOM removal by membranes
7. NOM removal by advanced oxidation processes
8. NOM removal by adsorption
9. NOM removal by ion exchange
10. Integrated methods
Professor Mika Sillanpää is a professor at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, and courtesy professor at the Florida International University, USA. Professor Sillanpää has over 20 years of expertise in green chemistry, analytical chemistry, and environmental engineering. He has worked extensively with adsorption, photocatalysis, electrochemical treatment, and advanced oxidation processes as well as environmental analysis. Professor Sillanpää has published several books and coauthored over 600 articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. He has also established close collaboration with over 80 research partners from the world's leading laboratories across six continents.