These profiles of various disinfection processes can help managers decide which process is best suited for their treatment plant.
Managers of water treatment plants must be able to choose the right disinfection system to bring their plants into compliance with government regulations.
The application of disinfectants in drinking water treatment for controlling microbial quality has drawbacks. These include the formation of potentially harmful disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that can be potential carcinogens (e.g., trihalomethanes [THMs] when chlorine is used as a disinfectant). The general equation is:
ÊÊÊNOM + Disinfectant -> DBP
ÊÊÊWhere NOM = Natural Organic Matter
As consumer awareness grows in regard to the quality of water consumed every day from the numerous well water systems across America, the process that is gaining the most attention is that of disinfection.
The process of reusing wastewater for sprinkling at the Sugar Hill Golf Course in Gwinnett County, Georgia, was time consuming, costly and problematic. An in-line ultraviolet disinfection unit installed at the treatment plant solved the problem.
An overview of UV disinfection and its applications.
An overview of an American Water Works Association Research Foundation project.
This paper summarizes ozonation and by-product formation chemistry as well as ways to control by-product formation.
A new water disinfection system has been developed to inactivate Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts in drinking water. The technology, known as the CID, inactivates these pathogenic waterborne microorganisms using enhanced ultraviolet (UV) irradiation technology without filtrate disposal, chemical addition or related hazardous by-products.
Machine Description and Full Scale Test Results
You are familiar with the water quality problems in your area, but finding a line of equipment that you can have faith in, that is reliable and consistently performs as claimed, may not be as easy as it first appears