In the last issue, we reviewed ultraviolet (UV) disinfection as a suitable technology for treating biologically unsafe water supplies. In this article, we will focus on system design and understanding the many available options for residential and commercial applications.
Understanding Residential and Commerical UV
These profiles of various disinfection processes can help managers decide which process is best suited for their treatment plant.
Ultrafiltration (UF) rapidly is becoming a common and practical method of preparing pure water that is free of particulate matter.
The Use of Nephelometric Light Scatter to Monitor Ultrafiltration Performance
A 200,000 gallon per day (gpd) advanced microfiltration system treats secondary wastewater effluent for reuse as process water for Toppan Electronics, Inc. in San Diego, Calif.
Innovations in membrane technology, which has been used in major industries and hospitals, are driving the industry into the home.
Part one of this article appeared in the July issue and discussed microfiltration and utrafiltration. This article discusses nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.
Once considered a viable technology only for desalination, membrane processes are increasingly employed for removal of bacteria and other microorganisms, particulate material and natural organic material that can impart color, tastes and odors to the water.
Goulston Technologies has practiced evaporator techniques over four years to separate water from oil and surfactant mixture. A joint development effort was pursued with a local company, Recovery Technologies Corporation (RTC), Charlotte, N.C., to take the evaporation process one step further in terms of dewatering, and also toward active product recovery and potential recycle.
Public Water Supply District #7 in Cass County, Mo., has combined an ultrafiltration membrane system with a ballasted flocculating/clarification system to deliver higher-purity water than ever before. The two treatment systems were designed by Koch Membrane Systems and Kruger of Denmark, respectively.
"Current and upcoming EPA regulations focused us directly towards new treatment techniques," Leonard Whiting, Cass County superintendent, said. "Many plants will not meet the regulations using current treatments.
Products At Work
The membrane processing technologies of microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) are widely used to separate suspended and dissolved materials from water solutions in numerous industrial, medical and drinking water applications.