ultraviolet drinking water disinfection system Articles

  • Illuminating Ultraviolet Disinfection for High-Level Reuse in Florida

    Chlorine has been the mainstay of the wastewater disinfection industry for more than 100 years due to its effectiveness, low cost and availability. However, due to various problems associated with chlorine, the Hillsborough County, Florida Water Resource Services Department decided to replace the high-level reuse water chlorine gas disinfection system at the Valrico Advanced Wastewater Treatment ...

  • New DWI guidelines for UV drinking water disinfection

    atg UV, has seen increasing interest in the application of UV systems for the treatment of drinking water applications since the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) released their ‘Guidance on the use of Ultraviolet (UV) Irradiation for the Disinfection of Public Water Supplies' February 2010. With systems treating in excess of 2000 m3/hr daily, Ultraviolet disinfection is no longer an ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Is Ultraviolet Ultra Safe?

    With retailers under pressure to meet increasing health and safety standards, it’s no surprise that many of our food & products are coming into contact with Ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is gradually becoming common as a cost effective method of reducing or eliminating pathogens Ultraviolet wavelengths are classified into three general areas: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. These can be used in ...


    By Alpha Cure (UK)

  • Ultraviolet Light Oxidation of Free-Chlorine in Water

    Chlorine is the most frequently used chemical for water disinfection. Many industrial and commercial manufacturing facilities cannot tolerate the introduction of chlorine into the process because of contamination and unwanted chemical reactions. Chlorine affects the flavour and odour of drinks and fluids, accelerates corrosion on process vessels and piping, and can also damage delicate process ...

  • UV Systems for Reclaimed Water Disinfection – From Equipment Validation to Operation

    The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) operate seven tertiary water reclamation plants (WRPs) with a combined treatment capacity over 200 million gallons per day (MGD). Although chloramination has provided reliable and effective disinfection, the Districts decided to change this disinfection practice at one of the WRPs to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation to minimize ...

  • A pulsed light system for the disinfection of flow through water in the presence of inorganic contaminants

    The use of ultraviolet (UV) light for water disinfection has become increasingly popular due to on-going issues with drinking water and public health. Pulsed UV light has proved to be an effective form of inactivating a range of pathogens including parasite species. However, there are limited data available on the use of pulsed UV light for the disinfection of flowing water in the absence or ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating a composite cartridge for small system drinking water treatment

    A pilot-scale evaluation was conducted at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Test & Evaluation (T&E) Facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, on a multi-layer, cartridge-based system that combines physical filtration with carbon adsorption and ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection to serve as a home-base water treatment security device against accidental or intentional contaminant events. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Benefits Of UV Disinfection In The Pharmaceutical Industry

    The quality standards required for purified water in the production of pharmaceuticals have never been stricter, with manufacturers having to conform to an ever increasing number of international standards. Craig Howarth, Managing Director of Hanovia Limited, introduces a number of interesting new developments in UV technology for disinfection and dechlorination. ...

  • Effect of water hardness and pipe material on enhanced disinfection with UV light and chlorine

    Limited studies have been conducted to evaluate synergistic benefits between disinfectants, although promise has been shown between ultraviolet (UV) light and chlorine-based disinfectants. This research aimed to determine drinking water quality factors that affect potential for enhanced removal of heterotrophic bacteria due to synergy between UV light and free chlorine. An additional goal was to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Velocity Profiling Versus Checkpoint Bioassay for Performance Testing of UV Disinfection Systems

    As the recycled water industry is shifting from the use of theory based design of UV disinfection systems to a performance based design approach, there must be method for correlating the performance of one pilot-scale UV disinfection system to that of a full-scale system. Two methods for using existing performance data for the design and operation of future UV systems are presented in this ...

  • Supply system factors associated with microbiological drinking water safety in regional New South Wales, Australia, 2001–2007

    Aim: To determine factors associated with microbiological safety of public drinking water systems in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Method: We analysed 107,000 end-user drinking water samples for an association between detection of Escherichia coli and drinking water system features, sample year and season using NSW Health Drinking Water Monitoring Program data, 2001–2007. We used ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microwave UV: A New Wave of Tertiary Disinfection

    Currently UV disinfection technologies available for use in drinking water and water reuse applications typically utilize one of three types of mercury UV lamps. These three types of mercury UV lamps include low pressure, low-pressure high-output, and medium-pressure lamps. All of these lamps contain electrodes that facilitate in the generation of UV radiation. These electrodes are of delicate ...

  • Virus contamination from operation and maintenance events in small drinking water distribution systems

    We tested the association of common events in drinking water distribution systems with contamination of household tap water with human enteric viruses. Viruses were enumerated by qPCR in the tap water of 14 municipal systems that use non-disinfected groundwater. Ultraviolet disinfection was installed at all active wellheads to reduce virus contributions from groundwater to the distribution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fluorescent-conjugated MS2 as surrogates for viruses during drinking water treatment

    Microfiltration/ultrafiltration (MF/UF) membranes and ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection serve as attractive alternative technologies to aid utilities in complying with both the LT2ESWTR and Stage 2 D/DBP. However, both technologies are limited in their ability to remove viruses and at the same time there is a lack of methods to accurately demonstrate virus removal in full-scale settings. In ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biodosimetry of a full-scale uv disinfection system to achieve regulatory approval for wastewater reuse

    In order to respond to the stringent disinfection requirements for reclaimed wastewater in the United States, Ozonia North America (ONA) undertook a bioassay validation study of a lowpressure nvery high-output (LPVHO) ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. The disinfection performance of this process technology was verified via biodosimetry in accordance with the Ultraviolet Disinfection ...

  • Rand water

    Client: Rand Water, South Africa   Location: Zuurbekom, Gauteng, South Africa Description: Potable Drinking Water atg UV Technology, pioneers in the design and engineering of Ultraviolet treatment systems have supplied Rand Water, South Africa's largest supplier of potable water to the Gauteng area with a state-of-the-art compact, ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Offshore water injection

    Client: PPCoN   Location: North Sea Description: UV disinfection of seawater for offshore reservoir injection The process of disinfecting water with UV light is a proven technology for drinking and process water in many industries. It has now been applied with great success to the disinfection of seawater for use well injection ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • The Alamitos Barrier Recycled Water Project

    Groundwater pumping in the Los Alamitos, California area over the last century has caused groundwater levels to drop, allowing seawater to intrude into the local groundwater aquifer. To prevent additional infiltration by seawater, a coastline barrier of wells injecting fresh water has been in place since 1965. Until recently, imported potable drinking water was injected into the aquifer. However, ...

  • Sensor Setpoint Validation of Reclaimed Water UV Reactors

    ABSTRACTReclaimed water ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection system can be a critical component of a multiple barrier approach for public health protection. Current control methodologies rely upon assumed end of lamp life factors and sleeve fouling factors, which often result in overdosing when the lamps are new and the sleeves are clean and underdosing as the lamps ...

  • Impact of AOC and chlorine residual on regrowth of microbes in a model distribution system receiving UV-treated potable water

    The microbial ecology of distribution systems is complex and is influenced by a number of factors. This study assessed whether or not during drinking water treatments it is important to add a chemical disinfectant after ultraviolet (UV) disinfection in order to control the regrowth of microbes in distribution systems. Results showed that low UV doses did not impact assimilable organic carbon ...


    By IWA Publishing

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