Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in Drinking Water Treatment

  • Antonio Gil
  • Luis Alejandro Galeano
  • Miguel Ángel Vicente

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Konstantina Katsanou, Hrissi K. Karapanagioti
    Pages 1-19
  3. José Herney Ramírez, Luis Alejandro Galeano
    Pages 69-98
  4. Ana-María García, Ricardo A. Torres-Palma, Luis Alejandro Galeano, Miguel Ángel Vicente, Antonio Gil
    Pages 99-132
  5. María Inmaculada Polo-López, Samira Nahim-Granados, Pilar Fernández-Ibáñez
    Pages 155-177
  6. M. Antonopoulou, I. Konstantinou
    Pages 179-210
  7. Bruno M. Esteves, Carmen S. D. Rodrigues, Luis M. Madeira
    Pages 211-255
  8. Luis-Alejandro Galeano, Milena Guerrero-Flórez, Claudia-Andrea Sánchez, Antonio Gil, Miguel-Ángel Vicente
    Pages 257-295
  9. Messias Borges Silva, Cristiano Eduardo Rodrigues Reis, Fabrício Maciel Gomes, Bruno dal Rovere Contesini, Ana Paula Barbosa Rodrigues de Freitas, Hélcio José Izário Filho et al.
    Pages 405-422
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 423-429

About this book


This volume reviews the drinking water treatments in which AOPs display a high application potential. Firstly it reveals the typical supply sources and limitations of conventional technologies and critically reviews natural organic matter characterization and removal techniques, focusing mainly on AOP treatments. It then explores using AOPs  for simultaneous inactivation/disinfection of several types of microorganisms, including highly resistant Cryptosporidium protozoa. Lastly, it discusses relevant miscellaneous topics, like the most promising AOP solid catalysts, the regime change of Fenton-like processes toward continuous reactors, the application of chemometrics for process optimization, the impact on disinfection byproducts and the tracing of toxicity during AOP treatments. This work is a useful reference for researchers and students involved in water technologies, including analytical and environmental chemistry, chemical and environmental engineering, toxicology, biotechnology, and related fields. It is intended to encourage industrial and public-health scientists and decision-makers to accelerate the application of AOPs as technological alternatives for the improvement of drinking water treatment plants. 


Water purification Water disinfection Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation Photocatalysis Photo-Fenton Fenton Wastewater treatment Water quality Photocatalytic treatment Electrocatalytic treatment Public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Gil
    • 1
  • Luis Alejandro Galeano
    • 2
  • Miguel Ángel Vicente
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SciencesPublic University of Navarra PamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of NariñoPastoColombia
  3. 3.Department of Inorganic ChemistryUniversity of Salamanca SalamancaSpain

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