Probing reactivity of dissolved organic matter for disinfection by-product formation using XAD-8 resin adsorption and ultrafiltration fractionation


WATER RESEARCH, vol.36, no.15, pp.3834-3848, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0043-1354(02)00094-5
  • Journal Name: WATER RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3834-3848
  • Keywords: natural organic matter (NOM), chlorine, disinfection by-products (DBF's), reactivity, XAD-8 resin, ultrafiltration, specific ultraviolet absorbance (SUVA), MOLECULAR-WEIGHT, PREPARATIVE ISOLATION, NATURAL-WATERS, CHLORINATION, CARBON, SOIL, NOM
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The disinfection by-product (DBP) reactivity (yield and speciation upon reaction with chlorine) of dissolved organic matter (DOM) isolated from two surface waters was investigated. The source waters, each having significantly different specific ultraviolet absorbance (SUVA(254)), Molecular weight (MW) distribution and polarity, were fractionated using XAD-8 resin adsorption and ultrafiltration (UF), with good DOM mass balance closures (based on dissolved organic carbon). It was found that such fractionation preserved both the SUVA and the reactivity of the source waters, as demonstrated by statistically similar DBP formation and speciation from chlorinated source water and source waters reconstituted from XAD-8 or UF fractions. In addition, there was no evidence of synergistic effects among DOM components when reacting with chlorine.