The main Nakdong river water mixed with polluted Kumho river was used as raw water in this research. The removal efficiencies of TOC and UV254 nm absorbance in the ultrafiltration process were both approximately 15% higher than those in the coagulation/rapid sand filtration process. In the biological activated carbon filter, the ammonia nitrogen removal efficiency goes up to over 90% after 35 days of operation in the early spring at empty bed contact time (EBCT) of 25 min. At EBCT of 25 min, the removal of TOC and UV254 nm absorbance were higher by about 5% and 10%, respectively, than at EBCT of 10 min. By the combination of ozonization to ultrafiltration-biological activated carbon process, the AOX and THM formation potential were effectively reduced.
Purification of polluted river water by ultrafiltration-ozonization-biological activated carbon filtration
Y.-K. Park, C.-H. Lee, S.-H. Lee, N.-Y. Jang; Purification of polluted river water by ultrafiltration-ozonization-biological activated carbon filtration. Water Sci Technol 1 April 1997; 35 (7): 179–186. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1997.0275
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