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    Water quality monitoring for chemical industry

    Chemical plants that produce high quantities of phenols (plastics, pesticides and pharmaceutical industries) and other aromatic organic compounds are excellent candidates for wastewater characterization via spectral analysis. Chemicals that contain conjugated double bonds absorb UV radiation remarkably well. The benefits include higher precision in process control as well as optimization of wastewater treatment.

    By Real Tech Inc. based in Whitby, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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    Wastewater solutions for wastewater UV disinfection performance

    Problem: Prior to environmental discharge, wastewater is disinfected to ensure pathogens present in the water are inactivated. Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is becoming a widely accepted treatment technology for wastewater disinfection due to the deleterious effects of chlorine on aquatic life. The ability for the UV light to penetrate the water is directly related to the concentration of suspended particles and organic matter in water that absorb or scatter the light.

    By Real Tech Inc. based in Whitby, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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    Drinking water solutions for the UV disinfection performance

    Problem: Waterborne pathogens can cause serious disease outbreaks. Drinking water disinfection forms the final barrier between these pathogens and humans. For drinking water disinfection, ultraviolet (UV) light has proven to be the best method for inactivation of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia parasites found in natural waters. Organic matter and suspended particles in water absorb and scatter UV light, interfering with pathogen inactivation by UV irradiation.

    By Real Tech Inc. based in Whitby, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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    Water quality monitoring for pulp & paper industry

    Pulp and paper waste streams are exceptionally well suited for spectral analysis due to the high concentration of UV/Vis light absorbing organics in their process water and waste streams. Continuous monitoring of the organic load by means of COD/BOD correlations will help ensure the treatment process is carried out in the most efficient way possible by optimizing aeration rates and nutrient dosing while also making sure that all the regulatory goals are met.

    By Real Tech Inc. based in Whitby, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Odor Scrubbers Applications with Hydrogen Peroxide

    Hydrogen Peroxide as a Replacement for Sodium Hypochlorite Hydrogen peroxide may be used in both mist scrubbers and packed tower scrubbers as a replacement for sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Like bleach, the process involves two concurrent mechanisms: 1) absorption of the odors (H2S) into the alkaline scrubbing solution; and 2) oxidation of the absorbed sulfide in solution. Step 1: H2S + NaOH → NaSH + H2O Step 2: 4H2O2 + H2S → H2SO4 + 4H2O Typical dose ratios are 5 parts H2O2 per part H2S or, when used in place of bleach, one gallon 50% H2O2 for every 10 gallons of 15% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). This generally translates into a break-even cost scenario. Sufficient caustic soda (NaOH) is added to maintain a pH of 10.0 - 10.5 in the scrubbing solution. There is also in practice a process which uses H2O2 in series with bleach to scrub composting odors. This process relies on a series of three packed tower scrubbers: the first is a pH neutral water wash (to remove ammonia and amine odors); the second uses a conventional caustic/bleach solution in which the bleach is purposely overdosed (to oxidize the complex organic sulfur odors); and the third uses a caustic/H2O2 solution (to remove the unreacted chlorine vapors carried over from the second stage). H2O2 + HOCl → HCl + H2O + O2 Typical dose ratios are 0.5 parts H2O2 per part hypochlorite (OCl-), with sufficient caustic soda (NaOH) added to maintain a pH of 8.5 in the scrubbing solution.

    By USP Technologies based in Atlanta, GEORGIA (US) (USA).

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