Spectroscopic and elemental investigation of microbial decomposition of aquatic fulvic acid in biological process of drinking water treatment

As humic substances left in treated water tend to form trihalomethans during chlorination, their removal in water treatment processes is a significant concern for drinking water supplies. One of the removal technologies, the biofilm reactor is studied for the microbial decomposition of aquatic fulvic acid (AFA). The AFA is characterized by elemental analysis, UV-Vis, C-13-NMR, and IR spectroscopic methods. The spectroscopic and elemental investigation was capable of characterizing the microbial decomposition of AFA. Biologically treated fulvic acid was in a more oxidized state; its spectra displayed a higher degree of condensation of aromatic constituents than influent fulvic acid. Microbial degradation of AFA was more active in the low molecular weight fractions and intensively occurred in the aliphatic fraction.
Publisher
KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL
Issue Date
1996-08
Language
ENG
Keywords

HUMIC SUBSTANCES; TJEUKEMEER NETHERLANDS; ORGANIC-MATTER

Citation

BIODEGRADATION, v.7, no.4, pp.287 - 295

ISSN
0923-9820
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/7607
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NE-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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