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drinking water pollution Applications

  • Drinking Water Treatment

    The AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR technology is an ideal solution for treatment of potable water whenever there is a need for removal of biologically transformable pollutants, such as NH4+, NO3- or organic compounds. In most cases, pollution levels in drinking water are relatively low, putting demands on a biological process to be able to maintain a high concentration of active microorganisms despite low incoming substrate concentrations. The fixed-film of AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR fulfills this very well and is successfully applied for removal of pollutants in concentrations of a few mg/L.

    By AnoxKaldnes AB - a Veolia Water Company based in Lund, SWEDEN.

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    Pollutant Decontamination for the Wastewater Treatment Industry

    All described properties of Fe(0) nanoparticles can be even used for decomposition of pollutants contained in the waste water, mainly for treatment of industrial sewage and hutch water. The usage of nanoiron can represent a significant qualitative step in the classical technologies of water treatment including drinking water. The extremely reactive iron nanoparticles thus offer a possibility to solve long-lasting problems with a high content of uranium and arsenic in a variety of localities in the Central Europe. They can be also used for a reduction of the content of heavy metals, nitrates and phosphates in the drinking water. Just these inorganic pollutants, which are hardly or expensively removed by standard technologies, are effectively removed by Fe(0) nanoparticles. 

    By NANO IRON s.r.o. based in Rajhrad, CZECH REPUBLIC.

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    Analysis of VOC compounds in water by Purge & Trap or dynamic headspace

    Context & Challenges Volatile organic compounds (VOC) can be dissolved in water. Sometimes water is polluted and to study contamination of VOC in finished drinking water, VOC must be measured. Chromatotec® Solutions Chromatotec® has developed a specific system for the measurement of VOC in water: a Purge & Trap system, the airmoPURGE. The analyzer is coupled with a degasing system allowing the extraction of dissolved gases. The complete system is based on: - 502.2 method from US EPA – “Volatile organic compounds in water by purge and trap capillary column gas chromatography with photoionization and electrolytic conductivity detectors in series – Revision 2.1”. - 524.2 method from US EPA – “Measurement of purgeable organic compounds in water by capillary column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry – Revision 4.0”.

    By Chromatotec Group based in Val de Virvée, FRANCE.

  • Continuous Monitoring of Nitrates and Other Water Quality Parameters

    Nitrate is one of the most important parameters in assessing surface and ground water quality. Nitrates are naturally present in surface and ground waters in low concentrations, but are harmful to humans and livestock and cause aquatic ecosystem degradation in high concentrations. Nitrates enter the environment as human-induced pollution from a variety of sources, but the largest source is from agricultural fertilizer runoff . Other sources include wastewater treatment discharge, septic systems, and from pet waste. Nitrate is highly soluble in water and therefore readily leaches into water sources, whereas other human associated pollutants, such as phosphates and ammonia, are not transported as easily. This ability to be quickly transported into ground and natural waters such as drinking water wells, aquifers, reservoirs, lakes, and streams, coupled with its health and environmental implications make nitrate pollution and monitoring of major concern.

    By Hanna Instruments, Inc based in Woonsocket, RHODE ISLAND (USA).

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