Organic nitrogen occurrence and characterization

Aaron D. Dotson, Paul Westerhoff, Baiyang Chen, Wontae Lee

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Dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) was measured in drinking waters and wastewaters during multiple sampling campaigns. DON analysis used a new dialysis based pretreatment method. On average, DON measured in 28 drinking water treatment plant influents was determined to be 0.16 mg-N/L. In wastewater effluents, DON concentrations varied between 0.51-1.1 mg-N/L. Additionally, organic nitrogen in dissolved organic matter isolates was characterized. A significant fraction (20 - 65 %) of the dissolved organic matter present in samples rich in organic nitrogen samples was of colloidal nature having an average carbon to nitrogen ratio of 7.7.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDisinfection By-Products in Drinking Water
Subtitle of host publicationOccurrence, Formation, Health Effects, and Control
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780841269507
StatePublished - Aug 5 2008

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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