Formaldehyde formation during ozonation of drinking

Can Z. S. , Gurol M.

OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, cilt.25, ss.41-51, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/713610649
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.41-51


Partial oxidation of natural organic material during ozonation produces oxygenated by-products of low molecular weight. Formaldehyde, being the most common oxygenated by-product of ozone, is considered to be a problematic compound by the water industry due to its potential adverse health effects. This research attempts to provide specific information on the effects of water quality parameters, specifically, pH and alkalinity, the structure of humic material, and the operational parameters, e.g., ozone dosage and contact time, on generation of formaldehyde.