Applications of Inorganic Coagulant for Typical Organic Contaminants Removal from Water: A Review

X.M. Tang1, H.L. Zheng1,2,*, J.J. Liang1, 2,*, H.K. Teng3, J. Zhai1,2, Y.J. Sun1, W.Y. Xie1, Z.A. Zhang1 and Q.Q. Yang1

1Key laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region's Eco-Environment, State Ministry of Education, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, P.R. China

2National Centre for International Research of Low-Carbon and Green Buildings, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, P.R. China

3Tianjin Chemical Research and Design Institute, Tianjin 300131, P.R. China

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Organic pollution has become one of the most serious environmental issues and it possesses a potential threat to human health. The coagulation-flocculation as a water treatment technology has been used in the removal of contaminant from the water. In this review, it represents the concentration of typical organic contaminants in the water as well as their treatment by traditional and novel inorganic coagulants. The coagulation mechanism is also discussed.


Inorganic coagulant, Coagulation mechanism, Organic pollution, Water treatment.

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