In recent years, conventional water treatment systems have been supported by ozonation or UV irradiation processes. The efficiency of four hybrid processes: (1) coagulation and adsorption, (2) ozonation and coagulation, (3) ozonation, coagulation and adsorption, (4) ozonation, UV irradiation, coagulation and adsorption of inorganic and organic pollutants removal was analysed. In the presented study, the content of organic matter in natural water was evaluated as colour, oxidisability (OXI), total and dissolved organic carbon (TOC and DOC) content and UV absorbance at the wavelength of 254 nm for natural and modified water. Additionally, removal of Ni2+
ions during the treatment processes was analysed. The coagulation process with the use of polyaluminium chloride removed 45% of colour and 39, 26% and 45% of OXI, TOC and UV absorbance, respectively. Using the ozonation before coagulation increased efficiency of colour and UV254
absorbance reduction by 33% and 25%, respectively. Coagulation with both UV irradiation and adsorption had insignificant results on the analysed factors value. The coagulation process was the most efficient for metal ions removal (40–78%). The ozonation process before coagulation increased removal up to 55–85%. Additional irradiation with UV or using of the adsorbent during coagulation of initially ozonated water had an insignificant impact on metal ions concentration in water.
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