Next Article in Journal
A Multi-GCM Assessment of the Climate Change Impact on the Hydrology and Hydropower Potential of a Semi-Arid Basin (A Case Study of the Dez Dam Basin, Iran)
Next Article in Special Issue
The Impact of River Discharge and Water Temperature on Manganese Release from the Riverbed during Riverbank Filtration: A Case Study from Dresden, Germany
Previous Article in Journal
Historical Trends of Academic Research on the Water Environment in Japan: Evidence from the Academic Literature in the Past 50 Years
Article Menu
Issue 10 (October) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Water 2018, 10(10), 1457; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10101457

Removal of Natural Organic Matter and Organic Micropollutants during Riverbank Filtration in Krajkowo, Poland

1
Department of Hydrogeology and Water Protection, Institute of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, ul. Bogumiła Krygowskiego 12, 61-680 Poznań, Poland
2
Department of Pesticide Residue Research, Plant Protection Institute–National Research Institute, ul. Władysława Węgorka 20, 60-318 Poznań, Poland
3
Division of Water Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, 01069 Dresden, Germany
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 September 2018 / Revised: 4 October 2018 / Accepted: 11 October 2018 / Published: 16 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Efficiency of Bank Filtration and Post-Treatment)
Full-Text   |   PDF [2351 KB, uploaded 16 October 2018]   |  

Abstract

The aim of this article is to evaluate the removal of natural organic matter and micropollutants at a riverbank filtration site in Krajkowo, Poland, and its dependence on the distance between the wells and the river and related travel times. A high reduction in dissolved organic carbon (40–42%), chemical oxygen demand (65–70%), and colour (42–47%) was found in the riverbank filtration wells at a distance of 60–80 m from the river. A lower reduction in dissolved organic carbon (26%), chemical oxygen demand (42%), and colour (33%) was observed in a horizontal well. At greater distances of the wells from the river, the removal of pharmaceutical residues and pesticides was in the range of 52–66% and 55–66%, respectively. The highest removal of pharmaceutical residues and pesticides was found in a well located 250 m from the river and no micropollutants were detected in a well located 680 m from the river. The results provide evidence of the high efficacy of riverbank filtration for contaminant removal. View Full-Text
Keywords: riverbank filtration; removal efficacy; dissolved organic carbon (DOC); pesticides; pharmaceutical residues riverbank filtration; removal efficacy; dissolved organic carbon (DOC); pesticides; pharmaceutical residues
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Dragon, K.; Górski, J.; Kruć, R.; Drożdżyński, D.; Grischek, T. Removal of Natural Organic Matter and Organic Micropollutants during Riverbank Filtration in Krajkowo, Poland. Water 2018, 10, 1457.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Water EISSN 2073-4441 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top