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Metaldehyde removal from drinking water by adsorption on to filtration media and polymeric sorbents: mechanisms and optimisation

posted on 2018-10-22, 10:54 authored by Francis HassardFrancis Hassard, Catherine RolphCatherine Rolph, Bruce JeffersonBruce Jefferson, Raffaella Villa

This study sheds light into adsorption of metaldehyde to different polymeric sorbents. Biologically active carbon had the greatest metaldehyde adsorption capacity. Natural organic matter reduced metaldehyde removal in competitive sorption environments. We theorized that microbial biofilms and thermal hydrolysis represent effective strategies for improving metaldehyde removal and reducing the rapid saturation of filtration media.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through their funding of the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre (Grant no. EP/L015412/1. The authors are grateful for the support of Anglian Water Ltd., the Water Research Centre (WRC) and Yorkshi


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