ultraviolet water treatment control Articles

  • Urban water reuse: microbial pathogens control by direct filtration and ultraviolet disinfection

    Physicochemical treatment efficiency for unrestricted urban water reuse was evaluated at a conventional activated-sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Pilot plant set-up consisted of an alum coagulation step, granular media upflow flocculation and direct downflow dual-media filtration followed by ultraviolet disinfection (dose of 95 mJ cm−2). Optimum aluminum sulfate dosage of 10 mg ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Blue Heron Ultraviolet Stormwater Management System case study

    Horry County Engineering Department Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA Even a single day of beach closure has a major impact on the tourist-dependent economy of beach communities. To reduce beach closures in Myrtle Beach, HDR used ultraviolet (UV) light to treat stormwater runoff to reduce pathogens prior to discharge to the ocean. The system uses disinfection ...


  • 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  Existing treatment regimes are often badly designed, under sized or simply outdated, which ...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

  • Anglian water choose atg UV for effluent treatment

    Client: Anglian Water   Location: Great Billing, Special Operations Site Description: Effluent Waste Water atg UV Technology, pioneers in the design and engineering of Ultraviolet treatment systems have won supplied Anglian Water with two compact, closed chamber, Ultraviolet disinfection systems for the treatment of effluent waste ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Effects of natural organic matter and nitrate on the behavior of nitrosodimethylamine during ultraviolet irradiation and chloramination

    Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a potent carcinogen, is found in natural and engineered water systems. Ultraviolet (UV) treatment is potentially a useful tool for controlling NDMA at water purification plants. However, a recent study has reported that UV/advanced oxidation process (AOP) treatment may provide a source of NDMA precursors. Therefore, we investigated the effect of UV treatment on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Method for outlier detection: a tool to assess the consistency between laboratory data and ultraviolet–visible absorbance spectra in wastewater samples

    Reliable estimations of the evolution of water quality parameters by using in situ technologies make it possible to follow the operation of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), as well as improving the understanding and control of the operation, especially in the detection of disturbances. However, ultraviolet (UV)–Vis sensors have to be calibrated by means of a local fingerprint ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How the palo alto regional water quality control plant incorporated environmental sustainability into its wastewater treatment planning

    ABSTRACT This study documents the life cycle assessment which the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant conducted to assess the environmental sustainability of ultraviolet versus chlorine disinfection and presents how the results of this environmental evaluation factored into the selection of the RWQCP’s preferred alternative. This information is being shared in order to provide ...

  • Responses of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and turnip (Brassica rapa) to the combined exposure of carbaryl and ultraviolet radiation

    The increase of ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth's surface due to the increase of ozone layer depletion have affected crop production systems, and in combination with pesticides used in agricultural activities can lead to greater risks to the environment. The impact of ultraviolet radiation and carbaryl singly and in combination on Triticum aestivum (wheat) and Brassica rapa (turnip) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Biofilm control in water by advanced oxidation process (AOP) pre-treatment: effect of natural organic matter (NOM)

    The main goal of this study was to examine the influence of natural organic matter (NOM) on the efficiency of H2O2/UV advanced oxidation process (AOP) as a preventive treatment for biofilm control. Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 biofilm-forming bacteria were suspended in water and exposed to various AOP conditions with different NOM concentrations, and compared to natural waters. H2O2/UV prevented ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Looking Beyond Chemical Water Treatment Case Study

    When you think of an environmentally friendly company, a steel processing plant does not typically come to mind. However, Stripco Inc. of Mishawaka, IN, a manufacturer of production-ready, cold-rolled steel coils, is the exception. In August of 1995, Stripco made a wise decision that also proved to be cost-effective and environmentally- friendly when they installed a Superior Environmentalist ...

  • Wastewater Treatment Works

    Margate and Broadstairs, two of the principal towns in northeastern Kent, attract thousands of visitors each summer to enjoy the beaches and countryside within easy reach of London. Such popularity comes with a cost. The infrastructure serving the area needs to be developed to keep pace with the rising population and the requirements of new UK and European Union legislation. With the ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Removal and Destruction of NDMA and Precursors during Wastewater Treatment

    N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a potent carcinogen that can form during disinfection processes, particularly in wastewater. To address research gaps associated with the understanding of NDMA formation and fate during conventional and advanced wastewater treatment, and to assess the efficacy of potential control strategies, the WateReuse Foundation funded a team of environmental professionals ...

  • Controlling Bacteria In a Clean Room Environment

    Maintaining the integrity of a cleanroom is a constant battle. The first step to deciding which method, or combination of methods, to employ is to identify the prime sources of contamination. There are three prime sources of contamination through which the integrity of a cleanroom might be breached. First, there is the human element. While many processes might be automated, many situations remain ...


    By GVS Filter 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 ...


    By Equaris Corporation

  • Modern treatment methods of strong chelates in surface technology

    In the metal finishing industries strongly bonded chelatants have a long tradition. The superior electrochemical properties of chemicals such as EDTA, NTA, cyanide, polyamines and others, have made these compounds invaluable during the production of plastics and metals. However, some of these compounds can seriously inhibit the ability of a wastewater treatment plant to meet the desired discharge ...


  • On-Line Nitrate/Nitrite Probes for BNR Process Control

    ABSTRACTReal time nitrogen monitoring plays an increasingly important role for the successful biological nutrient removal at wastewater treatment plants. Though traditionally dissolved oxygen has been the main process control parameter a greater understanding of the biological mechanisms and process conditions like nitrite/nitrate concentrations to achieve lower effluent values becomes necessary, ...

  • 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.

  • Case study - Dee valley water

    atg UV drives value & performance into ageing UV systems for Dee Valley Water atg UV Technology were selected by Dee Valley Water to increase performance and drive value into their existing UV treatment facility by retrofitting their existing Ultraviolet disinfection treatment plant with two state of the art atg UV Technology Ultraviolet disinfection systems, ...


    By atg UV Technology

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