Treatment of Water Containing Humic Matter

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M. Pivokonskýa, L. Pivokonskáa, P. Bubákováa,b, and V. Jandab

a Institute of Hydrodynamics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, b Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague


Humic matter is the prevailing constituent of natural organics in many surface water resources. Humic matter is a class of complex polyclic high-molecular-weight compounds with molecular weights ranging from ten thousands to hundred thousands. Humic matter often varies in different types of surface water and for that reason different treatment technologies are used. The most common method is chemical water treatment based on coagulation/floculation of humic substances. Besides, chemical processes and other methods can be used for removal of humic matter in water treatment, such as sorption, ion exchange, membrane filtration, oxidation and biological methods.


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