UV Water Treatment Articles

  • The Water Quality Association comes to Denver

    Purolite representatives from Canada as well as the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States spent a few days in Denver to support the Water Quality Association (WQA) at their annual meeting. The WQA has been holding this event for its members for more than many decades and Purolite has been a part of the exhibition floor for several years. Visitors from across the globe were in ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • Effect of salinity on medium- and low-pressure UV disinfection of Vibrio cholerae

    The problem of biological invasions attributed to ballast water release is an ongoing problem that threatens ecosystems and human health. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been increasingly used for ballast water treatment mainly due to the advantages of short contact time and minimized harmful disinfection by products. In this study, the impact of salinity on the inactivation of Vibrio cholerae ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Types of Water Treatment Systems

    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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • ASTM Standard Test Method for Photoelectrochemical Oxygen Demand of Freshwater Sources for Drinking Water Treatment Plants and Treated Drinking Water

    Significance and Use 5.1 This test method describes a rapid method to determine the maximum quantity of oxygen that may be consumed by impurities in water. As outlined in Test Methods D1252, chemical oxygen demand is typically used to monitor and control oxygen-consuming pollutants, both organic and inorganic, in domestic and industrial wastewaters. This ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • The Best Ground Water Treatment Methods

    Many homes and businesses depend on ground water or surface water as a vital water source. Unfortunately, much of this water has not been filtered through municipal water treatment and distribution technology. This means that the water many people consume, cook with, and use for basic hygiene can contain potentially harmful particles, including pathogens, tiny organic matter, sediment, ...

  • Simulation of NOM events in pilot plant evaluation of DAF/Ozone/BAC for drinking water treatment

    Pilot plant testing is invaluable for ascertaining the robustness of water treatment processes against raw water quality events such as turbidity and colour spikes, whether it be for stress testing of an existing process or designing of a new process. Unfortunately, the natural occurrence of such events (particularly colour) can be difficult to predict and commercial humic materials generally ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UV Minimises Risks for Major Food Retailers

    For many years, one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers has made it their business to be the best at producing all manner of bespoke cooked and raw, ready-to-eat vegetables and carbohydrates for their customers, who include chilled food manufacturers, food-to-go operators and, of course, major supermarkets. Being the best means not only complying with food quality standards set by ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • UV LEDs making waves with clean water

    Oxford Instruments systems now facilitate water purification technology With World Earth Day last week I’ve decided to make this weeks blog about how new technology is being used to enhance people’s lives in a fundamental way. The UN recognises that clean drinking water is a global issue with over ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Estimation of water quality by UV/Vis spectrometry in the framework of treated wastewater reuse

    The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of ultraviolet/visible (UV/Vis) spectrometry as a complementary method for routine monitoring of reclaimed water production. Robustness of the models and compliance of their sensitivity with current quality limits are investigated. The following indicators are studied: total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity, chemical oxygen demand (COD) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UV Light Treatment for HVAC Systems

    Ultraviolet (UV) light can be applied to support numerous applications in a broad range of industries. In commercial paint spray booths and label manufacturing plants, UV lamps are used to streamline paint jobs and the printing of logos. Outside of such practices, the light source may also be utilized to eradicate harmful, disease-causing bacteria. Systems that rely on the light’s ability ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • A computational fluid dynamics analysis of placing UV reactors in series

    Ultraviolet (UV) light water treatment reactors are commonly used in both wastewater and drinking water disinfection. UV technology can effectively inactivate a large number of pathogens at low UV doses, however adenovirus requires a substantially higher dose than most pathogens of interest. In order to meet adenovirus inactivation requirements, UV reactors are often placed in series and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Method to determine the power efficiency of UV disinfection plants and its application to low pressure plants for drinking water

    In this paper we present a method to determine the power efficiency of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection plants and apply this to low pressure plants for drinking water. In UV disinfection plants the water flow is regulated to ensure that microorganisms receive the necessary fluence for inactivation while passing through. The flow depends on the UV transmission (UVT) of the water. The lower the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Forecasting of UV-Vis absorbance time series using artificial neural networks combined with principal component analysis

    This work proposes a methodology for the forecasting of online water quality data provided by UV-Vis spectrometry. Therefore, a combination of principal component analysis (PCA) to reduce the dimensionality of a data set and artificial neural networks (ANNs) for forecasting purposes was used. The results obtained were compared with those obtained by using discrete Fourier transform (DFT). The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Benefits of UV Transmittance (UVT) field testing for selling & servicing UV Disinfection Systems

    The Real UV254 ‘P’ series portable meters can be used to measure UV transmittance (UVT) in a number of situations, and are especially beneficial when working with small UV disinfection systems. The following cases outline two situations in which Real Tech’s portable meters are invaluable. Servicing Small UV Disinfection Systems An existing customer is ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Importance of measuring UV transmittance (UVT) for UV disinfection

    UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light at the 254 nm wavelength. UV light at this wavelength actually destroys the DNA of microbiological material in the water which prevents dangerous viruses such as cryptosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm. UV Disinfection Dose and UV Transmittance (UVT) The effectiveness of a UV disinfection system is ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Importance of Measuring UV Transmittance for UV Disinfection

    UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light at the 254nm wavelegnth. UV light at this wavelegnth actually destroys the DNA of microbiological material in the water which prevents dangerous viruses such as crytosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm. Real Tech has several products that are commonly used to ensure the correct operation and performance of UV disinfection ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Enhancement of photocatalytic degradation of furfural and acetophenone in water media using nano-TiO2-SiO2 deposited on cementitious materials

    In the present study, silicon dioxide (SiO2) nanoparticles were loaded to titanium dioxide (TiO2) nano-particles by sol-gel method to make a high porosity photocatalyst nano-hybrid. These photocatalysts were synthesized using titanium tetrachloride and tetraethyl orthosilicate as titanium and silicon sources, respectively, and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and scanning ...


    By IWA Publishing

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