air disinfection Articles

  • Case study - City of Montreal upgrade of Atwater and Des Baillets water treatment plants

    Sidestream Venturi Injection—Basin Nozzle Manifold Contacting System. Montreal, Quebec, Canada The Problem: In 2001, a water quality audit revealed that two of the largest drinking water plants in the City of Montreal were out of compliance with Quebec’s latest water quality rules. In response to the audit, the city upgraded the 1,400 MLD Atwater and the ...

  • Lighting the way for disinfection - Case study

    Pharmaceuticals manufacturing involves the handling of powders and volatile, flammable solvents such as iso-propanol. Consequently there is every opportunity for explosive atmospheres to form. Where this is the case, the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require that new equipment and protective systems must be selected on the basis of the requirements set ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Key Operating Strategies for Chlorine Disinfection Operating Systems

    ABSTRACTChlorine has been used as a standard for disinfecting wastewater for many years. While being the standard There are many levels of automation for control of disinfection. To select the best control approach for your facility both control strategies and chlorination chemistry must be understood. Permit conditions must also be fully identified; organism concentrations and operational data. ...

  • Sustainable, Low-maintenance Disinfection for Onsite Systems

    Most of the regulations applicable for onsite wastewater treatment system are based on the use of native soil for effluent dispersal. However, there are more and more situations where dispersal of effluent in native soil is impossible: repairs of existing systems on undersized lots for implementation of required dispersal fields: sites located in soils having low permeability: or where the ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Closed vessel or open channel UV disinfection systems

    Ultra violet disinfection is now a standard feature in most waste water disinfection systems. UV has also been adopted by the drinking water community, as a barrier against the chlorine tolerant species such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The technology is widely favored due to its non- chemical nature, the fact that no subsequent de-chlorination process is required, and its ability to be ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Factors Affecting Disinfection and Stabilization of Sewage Sludge

    ABSTRACTEffective disinfection and stabilization of sewage sludge prior to land application is essential to not only protect human health, but also to convince the public of its benefits and safety. A basic understanding of the key factors involved in producing a stable biosolid product is a necessary component to ensuring that effective disinfection and stabilization are achieved. Key stressors ...

  • Effects of UV Ozone for air room and deep cleaning disinfection purposes Version:1.0

    According to the EPA and American Medical Association (AMA), studies indicate that indoor levels of many pollutants may be 25 times and occasionally more than 200 times higher than outdoor levels. While older buildings present the issue of a large buildup of contaminants over time, today’s buildings are built so air tight that the health risks may be even greater. According to the EPA, ...

  • Ultraviolet disinfection systems, the best solution to school swimming pools

    School swimming pools are a valuable asset, and are now present in the majority of high schools and higher education facilities throughout the UK.  Whilst school pools vary in size, shape and usage, many school swimming facilities are facing a common dilemma in their water disinfection strategy.  Existing treatment regimes are often badly designed, under sized or simply outdated, which ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Use of CFD Modelling to Optimise the Design of Upper-room UVGI Disinfection Systems for Ventilated Rooms

    AbstractThe installation of upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) devices in ventilated rooms has the potential to reduce transmission of infections by an airborne route. However, the performance of such devices is dependant on several factors including the location of the lamp and the ventilation airflow in the room. This study uses a CFD model to evaluate the performance of UVGI ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Comparing environmental impacts of tertiary wastewater treatment technologies for advanced phosphorus removal and disinfection with life cycle assessment

    Different technologies for tertiary wastewater treatment are compared in their environmental impacts with life cycle assessment (LCA). Targeting very low phosphorus concentration (50–120 μg/L) and seasonal disinfection of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) secondary effluent, this LCA compares high-rate sedimentation, microsieve, dual media filtration (all with UV disinfection), and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Air Disinfector helps fight viral disease

    The infection prevention and control programme at Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust is showing excellent progress this year and technology company Inov8 Science is delighted that some of this success is being attributed to the AD (Air Disinfection) unit. Emulating the natural disinfection properties of the open air (The Open Air Factor) the AD emits a constant low level stream of hydroxyl radicals ...


  • Importance of Air & Water Testing in Indoor Pools

    Have you ever wondered why your eyes hurt or why you have a cough after swimming at an indoor pool? We all assume that it’s from too much chlorine in the pool but that is false! If the pool staff doesn’t regularly test and monitor both the air and water indoors, the environment becomes very toxic and unsafe to everyone in the building. Water is an essential ingredient for all life as ...

  • Application of an optimized system for the well-defined exposure of human lung cells to trichloramine and indoor pool air

    In this study an in vitro exposure test to investigate toxicological effects of the volatile disinfection by-product trichloramine and of real indoor pool air was established. For this purpose a set-up to generate a well-defined, clean gas stream of trichloramine was combined with biotests. Human alveolar epithelial lung cells of the cell line A-549 were exposed in a CULTEX® device with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of Water Quality and Pretreatment upon UV Inactivation of MS-2 Bacteriophage in Combined Sewer Overflow

    The disinfection of MS-2 bacteriophage by low pressure and medium pressure UV was evaluated in three different source waters: raw wastewater, storm water runoff and a synthetic combined sewer overflow prepared from a 50:50 mix of raw wastewater and storm water runoff. Each of the source waters were pretreated by dissolved air floatation and vortex separation prior to UV exposure. Source water and ...

  • Use of biogas for cogeneration of heat and electricity for local application: performance evaluation of an engine power generator and a sludge thermal dryer

    A small unit of cogeneration of energy and heat was tested at the Centre for Research and Training on Sanitation UFMG/COPASA – CePTS, located at the Arrudas Sewage Treatment Plant, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The unit consisted of an engine power generator adapted to run on biogas, a thermal dryer prototype and other peripherals (compressor, biogas storage tank, air blower, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City of Albany, NEW YORK

    Since the 1930s, the City of Albany, New York, has used the 200 million gallon Loudonville open-air reservoir as a backup for the city’s primary Alcove reservoir. If the Alcove treatment plant shut downs or a water main breaks, the Loudonville reservoir could supply water to Albany’s 100,000 residents for up to ten days. This system, which uses chlorine disinfection, has served the city well ...

  • medtradex - case study

    Customer: Medtradex bvba Sector: Medical sector / hygiene Country: Belgium Technology Supplier: Microtronics Engineering GmbH Year of Cooperation: 2011 Website: www.medtradex.com The Customer Medtradex is an expert in hygiene and offers both equipment and products for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instruments and surfaces for the medical ...

  • The Application of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation to Control Transmission of Airborne Disease: Bioterrorism Countermeasure

    Synopsis Bioterrorism is an area of increasing public health concern. The intent of this article is to review the air cleansing technologies available to protect building occupants from the intentional release of bioterror agents into congregate spaces (such as offices, schools, auditoriums, and transportation centers), as well as through outside air intakes and by way of recirculation air ...


    By E-CO

  • DBPs in a chlorinated indoor swimming pool: occurrences and modeling

    Swimming pool water contains higher chlorine residual and is maintained at a higher temperature than tap water. It constitutes environments with high levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in water and air due to continuous disinfection and constant organic loading from the bathers. Exposure to DBPs is inevitable for any bather or trainer while such exposure can have cancer and non-cancer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FF System - Compact WWTP

    Our “FF System” is the perfect solution created by our engineers to guarantee a flexible and long lasting treatment unit which is ready use due to the fact that it is completely pre-assembled. This compact system includes all the required unit operations such as screening, dissolved air flotation, biological oxidation, sedimentation and UV disinfection. This is the best available ...


    By Panta Rei Srl

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