Removal of Taste and Odor Causing Compounds from Drinking Water Sources by Peroxone Process: Laboratory and Pilot Scale Studies

Fakıoğlu Kutlu M., Gülhan H., Özgün Erşahin H., Erşahin M. E., Öztürk İ.

OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, vol.43, no.6, pp.527-537, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01919512.2020.1856641
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.527-537
  • Keywords: Geosmin, MIB, peroxone process, taste and odor, water treatment, cyanobacteria, GEOSMIN, 2-METHYLISOBORNEOL, CYANOBACTERIA, OZONATION, KINETICS, BROMATE, MIB, OXIDATION
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Metabolites of some cyanobacteria and actinomycete species such as geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) are generally the sources of earthy and musty odor in surface waters. Peroxone process, that is a combination of ozone (O-3) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), has the potential to effectively remove these compounds. In this study, the removal of MIB with the peroxone process was investigated at both laboratory- and pilot-scale systems. Different H2O2:O-3 ratios with 2 mg/L O-3 dosage were applied for determining the optimum ratio of H2O2:O-3 for MIB removal. The optimum H2O2:O-3 ratio and contact time in the laboratory system were determined as 0.3 and 5 min, respectively, whereas they were 0.5 and 15 min for the pilot system, respectively. Although the performances of both systems were different at similar operating conditions, MIB removal efficiencies over 80% were achieved at the optimum conditions specific to laboratory and pilot scale.