The potential of granular activated carbon (GAC) to remove iopromide and its intermediates from ozone-treated river water was evaluated. Mass spectrum analysis showed that ozone treatment lead to partial removal of iopromide (m/z 791.8) with generation of various intermediates. GAC demonstrated a lower iopromide adsorption (1.60 μg/g) in the presence of natural organic matter (NOM) compared to NOM-free water (12.54 μg/g), indicating the inhibitory effect of NOM on iopromide adsorption. Ozone treatment of the influent reduced the inhibitory effect of NOM by altering its composition and inducing polarity shift. GAC post-treatment resulted in improved removal of residual iopromide and its intermediates from the ozone-treated influent. Application of such combined treatment of ozonation followed by GAC adsorption can be an effective strategy for the removal of iopromide and its intermediates from contaminated water streams.
|Journal||Water, Air, and Soil Pollution|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Oct 29|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry
- Ecological Modelling
- Water Science and Technology