Wastewater Disinfection Articles

  1. The Age Of Peracetic Acid — A Solution To Increasingly Challenging Regulations
    2/1/2016

    While chlorination has long dominated water disinfection, new approaches and technologies have emerged in the wake of disinfection byproduct (DBP) regulations. Could peracetic acid (PAA) be the option that dethrones the king?

  2. Greater Chicago: Historic Infrastructure Projects Enhance Windy City Water Quality
    11/23/2015

    Chicago is giving its oldest wastewater treatment facility a disinfection facelift and using the world’s largest reservoir to curb combined sewer overflows.

  3. WWTPs Answer Obama’s Call For Energy Efficiency
    11/16/2015

    President Obama has asked America’s commercial and industrial buildings to become more energy efficient, and water and wastewater treatment plants are stepping up to the challenge.

  4. Overcoming UV Obstacles
    11/9/2015

    UV disinfection is certainly proven, but there still may be resistance due to unfamiliarity. Operators need to know the nuance of a technology — regular O&M requirements and how to prevent and control system upsets — in order to feel comfortable using it.

  5. Monitoring Water Quality With UVC LEDs
    11/2/2015

    Rapid detection of changes in water quality is critical in water delivery systems, wastewater treatment, and industrial plants for process optimization, environmental regulatory requirements, and consumer health.

  6. 10 Exciting Technologies From WEFTEC
    10/26/2015

    Judging by WEFTEC 2015, the water industry is on a roll.

  7. UVC LEDs For Biofilm Prevention
    8/4/2015

    Biofilm has adverse effects on all types of instruments, sensors, and equipment used in power plants, food and beverage production plants, desalination facilities, paper mills, and marine environments. This includes growth on pipelines, tanks, heat exchangers, reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, and other equipment. Biofilms can cause reduction of heat transfer, increased pressure drop and corrosion of metallic surfaces, and many forms of contamination. 

  8. The Case For Removing Disinfection From Wastewater Treatment
    7/20/2015

    Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology is proven to adequately remove microbial contaminants all on its own, eliminating the time, money, and focus spent on disinfection.

  9. EPA Investigates Chlorine Alternative
    11/19/2014

    In the U.S., chlorine has always been king when it comes to water disinfection. But the EPA is investigating a “greener” alternative that could dethrone the chemical disinfectant. 

  10. Why All The Hype About Chlorine Gas Safety?
    9/16/2014

    Remember when “Little Old Lady” Clara Peller rolled up to the drive-through window of Big Bun and asked “Where’s the beef?” She was asking a literal question, but also making a figurative statement.