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.
In order to minimise water disinfectant byproducts, precursors should be
removed from waters to be treated with a disinfectant.
Granular activated carbon - Membrane filtration - Organic - Ozone biofiltration - Precursor(s) - Water disinfection by-product(s)
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Español: Materia Orgánica Natural
Français: Matière organique naturelle