Effective removal of micropollutants without reverse osmosis processes

Reungoat, J., Macova, M., Carswell, S., Escher, B., Mueller, J. F., Gernjak, W. and Keller, J. (2009). Effective removal of micropollutants without reverse osmosis processes. In: S. J. Kenway and D. K. Begbie, Science Forum and Stakeholder Engagement: Building Linkages, Collaboration and Science Quality. Urban Water Security Research Alliance Science Forum, Brisbane, Australia, (31-32). 17-18 August 2009.

Author Reungoat, J.
Macova, M.
Carswell, S.
Escher, B.
Mueller, J. F.
Gernjak, W.
Keller, J.
Title of paper Effective removal of micropollutants without reverse osmosis processes
Conference name Urban Water Security Research Alliance Science Forum
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 17-18 August 2009
Proceedings title Science Forum and Stakeholder Engagement: Building Linkages, Collaboration and Science Quality
Journal name UWSRA Science Forum and Stakeholder Engagement – Program and Abstracts
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Urban Water Security Research Alliance
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISSN 1839-1230
1839-1249
Editor S. J. Kenway
D. K. Begbie
Start page 31
End page 32
Total pages 2
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This study evaluates the chemical quality of the water produced by a full-scale reclamation plant based on the combination of ozonation and activated carbon filtration and by pilot scale biofilters (sand and activated carbon). The chemical quality was assessed by the quantification of micropollutants (pharmaceuticals and pesticides) along the full scale treatment train and after biofiltration. Results show that the full scale process efficiently removes the targeted micropollutants, the key steps are the main ozonation and the activated carbon filtration. The sand biofilter did not show significant removal of micropollutants whereas as the biological activated carbon filters were able to remove most of the detected micropollutants below their limit of quantification.
Keyword Water reuse
Ozonation
Activated carbon
Biofiltration
Micropollutant
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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