Tran Tien Khoi, Nguyen Dang Hoang Chuong, Hoang Gia Phuc, Nguyen Thi Thuy, Nguyen Nhat Huy

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In this study, we aimed to use ferrate as an all-in-one alternative for the removal of chlorine-consumed compositions such as organic, color, turbidity, iron, and manganese in river water for water supply purposes. Ferrate (FeO42-) was simultaneously employed as coagulant and oxidant for purification of Saigon River water in order to reduce the formation of disinfection by-products in the produced tap water. The Jartest was conducted using both ferrate for raw river water and poly-aluminum chloride (PAC) for chlorinated water to determine the optimum concentration of chemicals and pH values as well as comparing the effectiveness of ferrate and traditional coagulation with pre-chlorination technology for surface water purification. Results showed that ferrate could be used to remove organic compounds with high efficiency of 86.2% at pH 5 - 6 and ferrate concentration of 16 mgFe/L. Moreover, the removal efficiency for turbidity, color, and iron were at least 90%, indicating that ferrate would be a very promising alternative for chlorine and PAC for water purification.
Keywords: ferrate, natural organic matters removal, water purification, DBPs control.


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