Natural organic matter

Similar term(s): NOM, natural organic material.


Organic matter originating from plants and animals present in natural (untreated or raw) waters, for example, in lakes, rivers and reservoirs.

Source: GreenFacts


In order to minimise water disinfectant byproducts, precursors should be removed from waters to be treated with a disinfectant.

Related words:

Granular activated carbon - Membrane filtration - Organic - Ozone biofiltration - Precursor(s) - Water disinfection by-product(s)

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Water Disinfectants & disinfectant by-products:


Español: Materia Orgánica Natural
Français: Matière organique naturelle

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