ultraviolet drinking water treatment Articles

  • Evaluation of Advanced Water Treatment for Indirect Potable Reuse

    The City of San Diego (City) and MWH recently completed a 18-month pilot testing program to determine the effectiveness of a three-step Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) process to produce water suitable for indirect potable reuse from tertiary water produced at the North City Water Reclamation Plant (NCWRP). This testing program was conducted as part of the City’s Water Reuse Study, which was ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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), 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Grab the best wastewater treatment service provider

    The hazardous organic wastes are immensely increasing by industries, militaries as well as by the domestic sources. It is an emerging issue in the recent days and needs immediate actions by government or by any private organization. To reduce the effects of the hazardous waste from the environment, the advanced oxidation process is considered as an efficient technique that helps in removing ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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, ...

  • GWT Innovation in Water Solutions To Meet Water Scarcity Across The World

    We can see through the past, present and into the future that water is life. Without water we cannot sustain life and we have no alternatives. Many think that water will become an issue larger than petroleum to people, governments and businesses across the world. Over 97% of the earth is covered by water; however, only about 3% of the water is suitable for consumption by plant, human, and animal ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • How LEDs Will Change Water Purification

    Ultraviolet (UV) light has been naturally purifying water for centuries. With clear skies, our sun can inactivate water-based pathogens in six hours minimum. Cloudy skies or unclear water causes imperfect conditions. These conditions allow for bacteria to grow and make natural water sources unsafe to use. Fortunately, we have developed several types of water disinfection, ranging from chemicals ...


    By AquiSense Technologies

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