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Innovative UV Technologies to Oxidize Organic and Organoleptic Chemicals
AwwaRF Report 91033F
Author(s): KG Linden, CM Sharpless, SA Andrews, KZ Atasi, V Korategere, M Stefan, IH Mel Suffet
Publication Date: 01 Jul 2005 • ISBN: 9781843399193
Pages: 200 • Paperback

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Recent regulations are now requiring lower chlorinated disinfection by-products (DBPs) and inactivation of chlorine resistant pathogens such as Cryptosporidium parvum. Ultraviolet light is now considered a compliance technology for primary disinfection of surface waters in the Stage 2 Rules.

The objectives to this project were to: 

  • evaluate the efficacy of three different UV technologies for treatment of organic contaminants in waters of varying quality; 
  • evaluate the UV technologies with additions of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to promote advanced oxidation (AOP) for treatment of the contaminants; 
  • determine the extent of disinfection by-product (DBP) formation including aldehydes, carboxylic acids, and post-chlorination DBPs, following UV treatment; 
  • pilot test two UV technologies alone and under AOP conditions at two utility field sites for contaminant treatment to develop operational experience and preliminary cost and design data.
This title belongs to Water Research Foundation Report Series