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Peer reviewed: Characterizing aquatic dissolved organic matter

January 1, 2003

Whether it causes aesthetic concerns such as color, taste, and odor; leads to the binding and transport of organic and inorganic contaminants; produces undesirable disinfection byproducts; provides sources and sinks for carbon; or mediates photochemical processes, the nature and properties of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in water are topics of significant environmental interest. DOM is also a major reactant in and product of biogeochemical processes in which the material serves as a carbon and energy source for biota and controls levels of dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, numerous trace metals, and acidity.

Publication Year 2003
Title Peer reviewed: Characterizing aquatic dissolved organic matter
DOI 10.1021/es032333c
Authors Jerry A. Leenheer, Jean-Philippe Croué
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Environmental Science & Technology
Index ID 70185122
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Toxic Substances Hydrology Program