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2014 | 61 | 4 | 711-716
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Supporting the process of removing humic substances on activated carbon

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This study is focused on biosorption process used in water treatment. The process has a number of advantages and a lot of research has been done into its intensification by means of ultrasonic modification of solutions. The study carried out by the authors leads to the conclusion that sonication of organic solutions allows for extension of the time of operation of carbon beds. For the analysis of the results obtained during the sorption of humic substances (HS) from the solution dependencies UV/UV0 or DOC/DOC0 were used. In comparative studies the effectiveness of sorption and sonosorption (UV/UV0) shows that the share of ultrasounds (US) is beneficial for extension of time deposit, both at a flow rate HS solution equal to 1 m/h and 5 m/h. Analysis of the US impact sorption on HS sorption in a biological fluidized bed, both prepared from biopreparat and the activated sludge confirms the higher efficiency compared to sonobiosorption than biosorption. These results confirm the degree of reduction UV254/UV0 and DOC/DOC0 for the same processes. EMS index also confirms the improvement of HSbiodegradation by sludge microorganisms.
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