Applications of ozone decomposition models

Paul Westerhoff, R. Song, G. Amy, R. Minear

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Simulated ozone decomposition profiles in 'pure' water were made using two analytical kinetic ozone decomposition models and contrasted with experimental and literature data. Fundamental and applied applications of ozone consumption models are presented, demonstrating the importance of both direct and indirect oxidation of inorganic and organic species. A novel approach to simulating ozone decomposition in the presence of natural organic matter (NOM) is presented, concluding that NOM predominantly behaves as a direct consumer of ozone and promoter of ozone decomposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-73
Number of pages19
JournalOzone: Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997


  • Hydroxyl Radicals
  • Natural Organic Matter
  • Ozone
  • Ozone Decomposition
  • Ozone Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry


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