publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Assessment of drinking water quality at the tap using fluorescence spectroscopy

Masoumeh Heibati; Colin A. Stedmon; Karolina Stenroth; Sebastien Rauch; Jonas Toljander; Melle Säve-Söderbergh; Kathleen R. Murphy;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
Treated drinking water may become contaminated while travelling in the distribution system on the way to consumers. Elevated dissolved organic matter (DOM) at the tap relative to the water leaving the treatment plant is a potential indicator of contamination, and can be measured sensitively, inexpensively and potentially on-line via fluorescence and absorbance spectroscopy. Detecting elevated DOM requires potential contamination events to be distinguished from natural fluctuations in the system, but how much natural variation to expect in a stable distribution system is unknown. In this study, relationships between DOM optical properties, microbial indicator org...
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free text keywords: CDOM, Drinking water distribution, Natural organic matter (NOM), PARAFAC, Ecological Modelling, Waste Management and Disposal, Pollution, Water Science and Technology, Contamination, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Colored dissolved organic matter, Chemistry, Water quality, Environmental chemistry, Dissolved organic carbon, Indicator organism, Infiltration (hydrology), Soil water
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