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Using Fluorescence for monitoring organic matter in drinking water systems

Project Number # 1028

Monitoring organic matter in drinking water systems using fluorescence: improved early warning devices, process optimisation and distribution water quality

Status:  Completed

Project Leader:  Rita Henderson

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The aim of this proposal was to investigate the use of fluorescence as a rapid, sensitive and selective and therefore highly sophisticated tool for monitoring organic matter (OM) character in order to:

  • monitor the WTP influent as an early warning detection system for elevated humic substances, algal blooms (including taste and odour compounds), and upstream treated effluent discharges;
  • facilitate process optimisation/control for OM removal;
  • minimise and predict disinfection by-product formation and bacterial regrowth potential in the distribution system.

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