Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix Spectroscopy and Parallel Factor Analysis in Drinking Water Treatment: A Review
Diana Markechová, Michaela Tomková, Jana Sádecká
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Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology,
Radlinského 9, SK-812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2013;22(5):1289-1295
Fluorescence excitation-emission matrix (EEM) spectroscopy coupled with parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) is an established tool of organic matter fingerprinting in aqueous systems. Recently, EEM- PARAFAC has been successfully applied in drinking water treatment for simple, rapid, and sensitive evalua- tion of organic matter removal during different treatment processes. This review describes some recent appli- cations of EEM-PARAFAC in the drinking water industry. It is divided into two sections according to field of application: characterization of organic matter and its removal in drinking water treatment, and determination of contaminants in drinking water.
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