Characterization of bulk organic matter and different fractions present in wastewater treatment plant effluents is important in order to understand their fate, transport, and impact during subsequent treatments for water reuse applications. Much of the existing knowledge on bulk organic matter characterization protocols of organic matter is based on drinking water. Based on the results obtained from laboratory-scale and field studies, this chapter illustrates how different state-of-the-art characterization techniques such as dissolved organic carbon, dissolved organic nitrogen, fluorescence emission excitation matrices, liquid chromatography with online organic carbon detection, and XAD fractionation can be used to differentiate natural organic matter from effluent organic matter.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Treatise on Water Science|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 2011|