A review of biological drinking water treatment technologies for contaminants removal from polluted water resources

Hassimi Abu Hasan, Mohd Hafizuddin Muhammad, Nur Izzati Ismail

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Abstract

This paper is the first critical review of the technology of water treatment via biological process for contaminants removal from water resources. The biological process is considered the future for drinking water treatment, especially for developing countries. The main focus of the review is on single and integrated treatment technologies that have been studied for all types of drinking water resources, including surface water and ground water. These treatment technologies have the capability to treat contaminants in polluted drinking water resources, such as heavy metals, natural organic matter, inorganic non-metallic matter, disinfection by-products, endocrine disrupting chemicals and microbial contaminants. The potential threats and challenges of using the biological process for safe drinking water production also have been discussed, as this technology is a relatively new concept for safe drinking water production, and there have been very limited studies performed in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101035
JournalJournal of Water Process Engineering
Volume33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

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Water Resources
Water Purification
Biofilms
Water resources
Water treatment
Potable water
Drinking Water
biofilm
Biological Phenomena
drinking water
water resource
biological processes
Impurities
Technology
pollutant
Developing countries
developing world
Developing Countries
Surface water resources
Endocrine Disruptors

Keywords

  • Biofilms
  • Biological drinking water treatment
  • Drinking water
  • Micropollutants removal
  • Organic and inorganic removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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A review of biological drinking water treatment technologies for contaminants removal from polluted water resources. / Abu Hasan, Hassimi; Muhammad, Mohd Hafizuddin; Ismail, Nur Izzati.

In: Journal of Water Process Engineering, Vol. 33, 101035, 02.2020.

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