Factors regulating residual aluminium concentrations in treated waters

Charles T Driscoll, R. D. Letterman

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The objectives of this study were to review the literature on mechanisms for controling residual aluminium concentrations and to conduct a field study to evaluate the forms of residual aluminium in three water treatment plants. Both the literature review and results of the field study suggest that elevated concentrations of residual aluminium appear to occur largely in either of two forms; particulate aluminium or dissolved (monomeric) aluminium. Results suggest that filtered water turbidity should be less than 0.1 NTU to minimize particulate aluminium concentrations that contribute to residual aluminium. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-309
Number of pages23
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Statistics and Probability

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