Basic Essentials

The benefits of ultraviolet (UV) light in destroying waterborne diseases are well established. This article (part one in a continuing series) will focus on explaining the basic terminology associated with the technology.

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Understanding Ultraviolet Terminology

About The Author: 

Adam Donnellan is vice president of sales for Sunlight Systems. He represents the third generation of his family to be involved with UV water disinfection. He can be reached at adam@sunlightsystems.com

Activation Date: 
May 9, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12346

Oxidizing Arsenic III to Arsenic V for Better Removal

On June 22, 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed lowering the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for arsenic from 50 down to 5 micrograms/L (Federal Register, 2000).

About The Author: 

Dr. Dennis Clifford, P.E., is a professor of environmental engineering and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. He has more than 30 years experience in teaching, research and consulting related to water and soil treatment. During the last 20 years, he and his students have extensively researched the subject of arsenic speciation, oxidation and treatment.

Ganesh Ghurye received his master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Houston, where he currently is a researcher in the area of water treatment. He has five years experience in developing arsenic treatment methods.

Activation Date: 
March 14, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12210

Comparison of Ultraviolet Pilot Trial with Full-Scale Operation

This article offers a method for comparing the results of a UV pilot system with a full-scale UV system.

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Disinfection Systems

About The Author: 

Ken Hartz, Ph.D., P.E., is an engineer with URS Greiner Woodward Clyde, Seattle, Wash.
 
Jeff Griffith works for the Midway Sewer District, Kent, Wash.

Activation Date: 
January 17, 2001
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11979

Choosing the Right Disinfection Technology for a Municipal Drinking Water Plant - Part 2

These profiles of various disinfection processes can help managers decide which process is best suited for their treatment plant.

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Water Treatment

About The Author: 

Dr. Hubert Fleming is vice president of water purification solutions, Severn Trent Services, Inc., Fort Washington, Pa.

Wayne Huebner is general manager of Capital Controls Group, Severn Trent Services, Inc., Colmar, Pa. With headquarters outside Philadelphia, Pa., Severn Trent Services, Inc. is a provider of water purification products, laboratory and operating services and information technology solutions.

Activation Date: 
January 16, 2001
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11973

Choosing the Right Disinfection Technology for a Municipal Drinking Water Plant - Part 1

Managers of water treatment plants must be able to choose the right disinfection system to bring their plants into compliance with government regulations.

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Regulations

About The Author: 

About the Authors:
Dr Hubert Fleming is vice president of Water Purification Solutions, Severn Trent Services, Inc., Fort Washington, PA.

Wayne Huebner is general manager of Capital Controls Group, Severn Trent Services, Inc., Colmar, PA. With headquarters outside Philadelphia, PA, Severn Trent Services, Inc. is a provider of water purification products, laboratory and operating services and information technology solutions.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy ID: 
11922

A New Look at Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water

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

About The Author: 

Dr. Taha F. Marhaba is assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He is involved in drinking water research, more specifically disinfection and disinfection by-products. His recent research accomplishments were the development of the spectral fluorescent signatures (SFS) method for rapid determination of natural organic matter fractions in water. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of New Jersey and Delaware.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy ID: 
11528

Ultraviolet Technology: The Non-Chemical Alternative for Well Water Disinfection

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.

About The Author: 

Scott Russell is the residential products manager at Ideal Horizons. He has more than six years experience in residential UV applications with a strong technical background in both electrical and mechanical issues. Russell can be reached at Ideal Horizons, 212 Ideal Way Poultney, VT 05764; 802-287-4485; fax 802-287-4486; www.idealhorizons.com.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy ID: 
11490

Georgia Golf Course Greens Up With Ultraviolet 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.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy ID: 
11463

UV Disinfection 101

An overview of UV disinfection and its applications.

About The Author: 

This article was written by Edwin L. Roberts, director of sales and marketing of Hydrotech Inc., Valencia, California, 661-294-8888.<

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy ID: 
11350

Alternative Disinfection Technologies for Small Drinking Water Systems

An overview of an American Water Works Association Research Foundation project.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy ID: 
11309