The presence of pesticides in drinking-water sources is one of the most important problems Dutch drinking-water supply companies are facing. In this paper, methods of degradations of pesticides are discussed. GAC-filtration is ideally suited for the removal of apolar compounds and ozonation is a selective process depending on the chemical structure of the pesticides. It is concluded that making use of the positive effects of all those techniques will be needed to tackle the pesticide problems entirely.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1994|