Water Disinfection Articles

  • Healthy Habits - Improving Wellbeing on a Work Schedule

    As we firmly embrace 2017 crashing into these strange new numbers head on, many of us will be facing the harsh reality of our New Year resolutions; perhaps – just perhaps – in many cases feeling like we’ve promised just a little more than we can deliver. Taking an educated guess, it’s safe to assume many people’s plans will consist of some effort to get back into ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Build up a database to determine the management of drinking water in the Province of Cartago, Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, the majority of people have drinking water in their homes, but because of climate change along with the increase of population and non-existent planning programs, the distribution of this resource could be affected. To ensure sustainability of drinking water, information on demand and supply is required. Unfortunately, the information is outdated and there is no single unified ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Occurrence of heavy metals and contaminants on the surface of adjacent rivers

    Water is fundamental to the survival of living beings. It registers every impact and can function as an indicator of environmental stressors. Our objective in the current study was to assess the sanitary conditions of the waters in the Açude, Maria Lucinda and Santa Rosa streams. This was done by checking pH, running quantitative analyses of heavy metals and testing for total coliforms. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ceramic pot filters lifetime study in coastal Guatemala

    Ceramic pot filters (CPFs) are an effective means of household water treatment, but the characterization of CPF lifetimes is ongoing. This paper describes a lifetime field study in Guatemala which was made possible by a collaboration between researchers, CPF-using households, and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Disinfection data were collected periodically for two years using ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Healthy soil is essential to a circular economy

    To achieve the Dutch government's objective of realising a circular economy in the Netherlands, it is essential to maintain the productivity of the country's farmland. Healthy soil produces renewable raw materials for biobased products. However, declining carbon levels in arable Dutch soil is inhibiting our ability to meet this objective, and continued global warming is standing in the way of a ...

  • A comprehensive approach for diagnosing opportunities for improving the performance of a WWTP

    High quality services of wastewater treatment require a continuous assessment and improvement of the technical, environmental and economic performance. This paper demonstrates a comprehensive approach for benchmarking wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), using performance indicators (PIs) and indices (PXs), in a ‘plan-do-check-act’ cycle routine driven by objectives. The performance objectives ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Perfectly clean water without the use of chemicals - Waste Water - Case Study

    Wastewater treatment plant successfully cut down costs and environmental impact Thanks to the disinfectant system from Danish Clean Water, the Danish wastewater treatment plant Fredericia Spildevand is now saving yearly 75.000 € and reusing 70,000 m3 wastewater for cleaning – saving both money and drinking water. The employees at Fredericia Spildevand were quite ...

  • Perfectly clean water without the use of chemicals - Case Study

    Showers in indoor swimming pool was legionella-free without dangerous chemicals In the spring of 2012 dangerous legionella bacteria outbreak was found in the shower installation in Osby swimming hall in Sweden. Now the shower installation is completely legionella free, and secure the visitors against future outbreaks, by using a harmless and biodegradable liquid NEUTHOX. Each ...

  • Bacteria-free water - without the use of toxic chemicals - Case Study

    Aarhus University Hospital fought against Legionella bacteria – and won Legionella bacteria thrives in all hot-water supplies and Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov felt the problem firsthand. With the ECA generator from Danish Clean Water A/S they managed to significantly reduce the bacteria and thereby minimizing risks concerning Legionella. Virtually all hospitals, ...

  • Results of EPA OIG’s Review of EPA’s Antimicrobial Testing Program

    On September 19, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report, EPA Needs a Risk-Based Strategy to Assure Continued Effectiveness of Hospital-Level Disinfectants, the result of OIG’s review of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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.

  • Disinfection By-Products (DBP) Precursor Monitoring

    Chlorine has long been used as a primary disinfection method for many water and wastewater treatment applications. However, there is growing concern about the harmful DBP’s produced by the use of chlorine. DBP’s, such as triahalomethanes (THMs), can occur when the natural organic matter (NOM) that is present in the water is combined with chlorine. More specifically, the portion of ...


    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.

  • RoHS Directive: Industry Group Challenges Exemption Recommendations

    A group of industry associations has told the European Union Commission it does not agree with recommendations on how to handle Pack 9 exemptions under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The Cross-Industry Project, also known as the Umbrella Project, includes over 34 industry associations around the world. The group submitted their feedback in July 2016, shortly ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • The challenge: Tackling the problem of microorganisms and pesticides - Case Study

    As published in this months WET News....Conventional treatment are effective at removing Cryptosporidium, but there are inherent weaknesses in the technologies. atg’s Barry Hopton reveals all. The Challenge “The disinfection of public water supplies is a statutory requirement in England and Wales. Water supplied for domestic or food production purposes ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Are Probiotics The Future Of Cleaning?

    Given the choice between a cleaner that reduces germs by 86% and one that all but eliminates them at 99.9%, which one would you choose? If you’re like most people, the answer appears simple – get rid of as many germs as possible. But those nearly 100% effective cleaners aren’t necessarily the best choice. Why? Because they kill all germs, good and bad. Probiotics are ...


    By Better Air LLC

  • Towards sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene technology use in sub-Saharan Africa: the Learning Alliance approach

    To extend water, sanitation and hygiene services to all, technological innovations are required which take into account a diverse range of stakeholder perspectives. We report the experiences of an intervention which sought to build capacity in the assessment and introduction of technologies in Uganda, Ghana and Burkina Faso by developing the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF), a tool ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development and evaluation of a small scale water disinfection system

    Provision of microbiologically safe drinking water for people living in the rural areas of developing countries remains a major challenge to date. A simple gravity-driven membrane point of use system was developed based on woven fabric microfiltration (WFMF) membranes. The WFMF is a loose type of membrane (0.45 μm). However, complete disinfection is not achieved with the WFMF, hence it was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Biggest Water Treatment Concerns for Communities/Municipalities and the Ways of Addressing These Issues

    Water treatment is currently one of the terms that fall within the category of emergency quite well. About 1.4 billion people all over the globe are dealing with varying levels of water scarcity, and this is increasing at alarming levels. Not just the treatment, higher emphasis is being given on finding the alternative water sources as well. Though it’s a universal concern (rural as well as ...

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