ultraviolet drinking water treatment Articles

  • Desk based review of current knowledge on pharmaceuticals in drinking water and estimation of potential levels

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate commissioned this review to identify all relevant, robust studies that investigate pharmaceutical concentrations in raw or treated water, or factors affecting those concentrations. This summary of existing knowledge will be taken forward and used for the systematic evaluation of the potential for different pharmaceuticals to reach water. There are about 3000 ...

  • UV Ballast Water Treatment Close to US Approval

    Shipowners have found it increasingly difficult to comply with ballast water treatment regulations in the US. But there’s good news on the horizon thanks to DESMI’s newest UV-based solution Ultraviolet radiation (UV), which counters microorganisms by rendering them unable to reproduce, is the preferred method for today’s ballast water treatment systems. This robust and reliable ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • 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

  • Membrane processing for water treatment in the semiconductor industry

    It is the aim of high-purity water production to either fully eliminate organic and ¡florganic compounds, particles, and microorganisms from the water or to reduce their concentrations to values below the detection limits of the most advanced analysis methods. Currently, this problem is solved by means of a multi-stage process chain, in which membrane technology ...

  • Types of Water Treatment Systems - Case Study

    There are different types of water treatment systems, and knowing the difference between them can help you make an informed decision on just what type of treatment you’ll need for your water. There is no best water treatment system that will meet everyone’s needs—each system has its benefits and deficiencies. Here are a few of the most common types of water treatment systems. ...

  • Cedar Treatment Facility

    In April, 2001, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) in Seattle, Washington, awarded CH2MHill Constructors Inc., a contract for the design, permitting, construction, and long-term facility operation for the City of Seattle’s Cedar Treatment Facility Design Build Operate Project. The City of Seattle set the following, overall water quality protection goals: - Provide strong public health protection ...

  • Multi-Barrier water treatment cleans up turbidity spikes

    When the city of Bloomfield, N.M., was notified by the New Mexico Environmental Department that it had 18 months to bring its drinking water treatment plant into compliance with the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the city needed a fast, innovative solution. Under the IESWTR, the city was challenged to meet regulatory compliance on turbidity levels. During seasonal runoff ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Multi-barrier water treatment cleans up turbidity spikes

    When the City of Bloomfield, N.M., was notified by the New Mexico Environmental Department that it had 18 months to bring its drinking water treatment plant into compliance with the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), they needed a fast, innovative solution. Under the IESWTR, the city was challenged to meet regulatory compliance on turbidity levels. During seasonal runoff ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane in Stockton, CA

    In the early 1990’s, the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) were discovered in the vicinity of several city water supply wells near the city of Stockton, California. An aggressive, hydraulic containment/water reinjection system was installed to contain the plume and protect the quality of the drinking water. For several years, a treatment ...

  • 2015 North American Water Treatment New Product Innovation Award

    Background and Company Performance Industry Challenges Tertiary and advanced wastewater treatment (WWT) is one of three stages in the cleaning of wastewater generated by the municipal and industrial sectors. Building on and improving upon the results of treatment through initial primary and secondary WWT stages alone, tertiary treatment is performed prior to waste ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Calibrating an optimal condition model for solar water disinfection in peri-urban household water treatment in Kampala, Uganda

    In low income settlements where the quality of drinking water is highly contaminated due to poor hygienic practices at community and household levels, there is need for appropriate, simple, affordable and environmentally sustainable household water treatment technology. Solar water disinfection (SODIS) that utilizes both the thermal and ultra-violet effect of solar radiation to disinfect water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rand water - Case Study

    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

  • Sustainable wastewater separation treatment systems coupled with nutrient and water reducing greywater reuse technologies

    Nationally and internationally, pressure is increasing to introduce nutrient reducing, water conserving and recycling measures for sustainable residential and small community water/wastewater systems. Reports of inadequate water quality and quantity are being reported daily. Over the past thirty years the federal government and State of Alaska have invested over 4 billion dollars installing piped ...


  • What methods of disinfecting water are there?

    The aim behind disinfecting water is to make it safe to drink. As the water experts, NW Solutions will look at some of the different methods to disinfect water and their advantages and disadvantages. To be considered for this list, the disinfectant must: Destroy all types of pathogens, regardless of volume, present in the water Not make the water toxic or render it ...


    By NW Solutions

  • The Cryptosporidium Water Crisis

    One major event to strike the water industry recently, was the Lancashire Cryptosporidium water crisis. Cryptosporidium is a parasite found in livestock, which can have some severe consequences on the gastrointestinal system when ingested. Lancashire has seen 300,000 households suffer from a water contamination incident that’s forced residents to buy bottled water for ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Application of a Medium Pressure UV System for the Treatment of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

    N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was first detected in 1990 as a problem pollutant in drinking water wells at levels as high as 3,000 ppt in Elmira, Ontario, Canada. The waste from a large chemical plant over many years had led to the contamination of the drinking water wells for the community. After extensive evaluation and testing, it was determined that UV photolysis was the most effective ...

  • Water Reuse Terminology

    All water on Earth is used and reused, over and over, in an elegant water cycle. Water reuse occurs in various ways on a daily basis. It happens when a community’s treated wastewater is discharged into rivers or other water bodies. If you live in a community downstream of another, chances are you are reusing water from an upstream town. Scientifically proven advances in water technology ...


    By WateReuse

  • Inetgrated Planning for Wastewater Treatment and Recycling for a Small Community Development

    ABSTRACTIntegrated water resources planning was conducted for Olowalu Town, a proposed development in western Maui, Hawaii. Total water needs, which can be supplied by a combination of diverted surface water, well water, recycled water and captured stormwater, are estimated at between 1 and 2 mgd. The Olowalu development will generate approximately 0.5 million gallons per day (mgd) of municipal ...

  • 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, ...

  • Surface Water Monitoring - Case Study

    Safe operation of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) requires careful monitoring of the water supply influent to the plant, as a guard for any substances entering the treatment works that could negatively impact treated water quality in the distribution system. One aspect of water quality that has recently garnered more attention from authorities and utilities is Natural Organic Matter (NOM), which ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

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