Mika Sillanpää, Sari Metsämuuronen, Mika Mänttäri

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Aquatic natural organic matter (NOM) is a heterogeneous mixture of biopolymers and their degradation products that cause harmful by-products during drinking water production. The great variability in NOM composition makes it difficult to remove from drinking water completely by conventional coagulation or by any single technique. This chapter reviews NOM removal by membranes-namely, micro-, ultra-, and nanofiltration, and also reverse osmosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Organic Matter in Water
Subtitle of host publicationCharacterization and Treatment Methods
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9780128017197
ISBN (Print)9780128015032
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Fouling
  • Membrane technology
  • Microfiltration
  • Nanofiltration
  • Natural organic matter (NOM)
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Water treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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