Monitoring organic matter in drinking water systems using fluorescence spectroscopy: improved early warning, process optimisation and water quality [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Henderson Dr Rita K; Prof Andy Baker; Dr John Bridgeman

Brief description Climate change is contributing to elevated organic matter (OM) concentrations in drinking water supplies. If insufficiently treated, OM can lead to unacceptable concentrations of disinfection by-products, considered to be potential carcinogens, as well as taste and odour problems and bacterial re-growth in the distribution system. Currently available on-line monitoring techniques give limited information regarding the nature of OM; however, fluorescence spectroscopy has shown promise in this regard. Hence, this project aims to provide an on-line monitoring protocol utilising fluorescence to aid utilities in their provision of safe drinking water, thus addressing the National Research Priority goal water � a critical resource.

Funding Amount $152,000

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