Odorous compounds in municipal wastewater effluent and potable water reuse systems.

  title={Odorous compounds in municipal wastewater effluent and potable water reuse systems.},
  author={Eva Agus and Mong Hoo Lim and Lifeng Zhang and David L Sedlak},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={45 21},
The presence of effluent-derived compounds with low odor thresholds can compromise the aesthetics of drinking water. The potent odorants 2,4,6-trichloroanisole and geosmin dominated the profile of odorous compounds in wastewater effluent with concentrations up to 2 orders of magnitude above their threshold values. Additional odorous compounds (e.g., vanillin, methylnaphthalenes, 2-pyrrolidone) also were identified in wastewater effluent by gas chromatography coupled with mass-spectrometry and… CONTINUE READING


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