Pre-oxidation and adsorption with powdered activated carbon for taste and odor control and optimizing coagulation for dissolved organic carbon removal
Geosmin and MIB (2-Methylisoborneol) are the two natural organic compounds produced by certain types of blue-green algae which cause taste and odor (T&O) issues in the sources of drinking water. Geosmin and MIB are not regulated by United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as they do not pose a health risk, but these two organic compounds seriously hinder the aesthetic appeal of finished drinking water due to the earthy or musty odor produced by them even at very lower concentrations (below 10 ng/L). Geosmin and MIB cannot be eliminated by conventional drinking water treatment ...
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