Other Water Treatment Techniques
Coagulation and Flocculation
Coagulation and flocculation processes can help clump microplastic particles together, aiding in their removal. However, these methods are typically used on a larger scale in water treatment facilities.
Advanced Oxidation Processes
Advanced oxidation processes involve using powerful oxidants to degrade organic compounds, potentially including microplastics. These processes require specialized equipment and expertise.
Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection
UV disinfection systems can inactivate microorganisms and, to some extent, potentially remove microplastics. While UV disinfection primarily targets pathogens, it may have some effectiveness in reducing microplastic presence.