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Increasing of drinking water quality at real water treatment plant by recarbonization process

Anna Luptáková *, Karol Munka a, Ján Derco

Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinského 9, 81237 Bratislava, Slovakia
a Water Research Institute, Nábrežie L. Svobodu 5, 812 49 Bratislava

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Abstract: According to the World Health Organization, chemical and microbial contaminants in drinking water will continue in the interest of suppliers of drinking water. The review establishment of new knowledge for drinking water including the potential benefits of the mineral content is necessary. The paper is focused on an assessment of the quality of water from surface source for drinking water preparation and quality of drinking water produced at the real plant. The lab-scale verification of water recarbonization with lime and carbon dioxide was chosen based on the results of full scale plant data analysis. Recarbonization tests were carried out with the raw water and the impact of recarbonization on coagulation process at different coagulant doses was studied. The results show that water recarbonization had adverse influence on the water treatment processes.

Keywords: drinking water, recarbonization, surface source, water quality, water treatment

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0112.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012, pp. 75—79