J Hazard Mater 2021 Jul 3;420:126558. Epub 2021 Jul 3.
State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China; Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Yangtze River Water Environment, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China; International Joint Research Center for Sustainable Urban Water System, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China. Electronic address:
Coagulation is well-established for controlling regulated disinfection by-products (DBPs), but its effectiveness for controlling unregulated DBPs remains unclear. The efficiency of coagulation in controlling unregulated DBPs requires clarification owing to their relatively high toxicity. In this study, three Al-based coagulants, aluminum sulfate (Alum), polyaluminum chloride (PAC), and a novel type of covalently bond hybrid coagulant (CBC, synthesized using AlCl) were selected, and the coagulation performance of these Al-based coagulants in controlling DBPs and DBP-associated toxicity was compared over 5 classes of DBPs, including trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, haloacetaldehydes, haloacetonitriles, and halonitromethanes. Read More