WASTEWATER DISINFECTION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Replacement Vacuum Feeders For Hypo Treatment End Heavy Feeder Maintenance Burden At WWTP

The instrumentation supervisor for the City of Baltimore, MD’s 150-MGD Back River wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) reports that replacement of problematic vacuum feeders with more advanced vacuum feed units has ended heavy maintenance burdens associated with sodium hypochlorite (hypo) treatment of plant effluent. By Cliff Lebowitz

  • Three Channel's A Charm: MD WWTP Chooses UV
    Three Channel's A Charm: MD WWTP Chooses UV

    The Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) receives wastewater from the greater Washington, DC area. Heightened security and concerns over the hazards of using chlorine gas had the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) reconsidering their wastewater disinfection process equipment.

  • Removal of Metaldehyde & Environmental Contaminant Treatment - Lincoln, United Kingdom (Case Study)
    Removal of Metaldehyde & Environmental Contaminant Treatment - Lincoln, United Kingdom (Case Study)

    Anglian Water (Anglian) is one of the largest suppliers of drinking water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. As an alternative to ozone, Anglian decided to install a TrojanUVTorrent™ECT UV-oxidation system, as part of a multi-barrier approach, to ensure it produced a potable water supply that matched the high standards required by its regulators and customers.

  • Not All UV Lamps Are Created Equal
    Not All UV Lamps Are Created Equal

    When the Summerville, GA, WWTP was looking to convert from chemical disinfection to UV, staff made the common mistake of purchasing low-price aftermarket lamps to keep costs down. Within eight months, the lamps in the UV system failed to meet expectations for permit requirements, and they had to gain approval for emergency procurement of WEDECO’S ECORAY® lamps as replacements. Today, the plant achieves the required disinfection with a significant reduction in energy use.

  • Genuine TrojanUV3000Plus Lamps Vs. Non-Genuine Lamps: A Side-By-Side Comparison (Case Study)
    Genuine TrojanUV3000Plus Lamps Vs. Non-Genuine Lamps: A Side-By-Side Comparison (Case Study)

    Perform Lamp Output And Aging Study On Trojan UV3000™ Lamps And Non-Genuine G64T5 Low Pressure UV Lamps

  • Top 10 Considerations When Converting To On-Site Hypochlorite
    Top 10 Considerations When Converting To On-Site Hypochlorite

    Transporting pure salt - the raw material needed to generate sodium hypochlorite onsite – is more cost effective, stable, and safer, than transporting and storing bulk sodium hypochlorite, or gaseous/liquid chlorine cylinders from local chemical suppliers. The conversion to on-site hypochlorite generation can be achieved by adhering to these design guidelines.

  • Conversion To UV Disinfection: A Natural Wastewater Treatment Alternative
    Conversion To UV Disinfection: A Natural Wastewater Treatment Alternative

    The city of Auburn, AL has two wastewater treatment facilities – the Northside Water Pollution Control Facility and the H.C. Morgan Water Pollution Control Facility. In 2012, the H.C. Morgan facility was upgraded, and disinfection was converted from chlorine to UV. This case study will provide you with details about the selection process, why our TrojanUVSigna™ was chosen, and how we helped simplified the conversion from chlorine.

  • Size Your Ozone System In 5 Minutes Or Less
    Size Your Ozone System In 5 Minutes Or Less

    The most common questions about using ozone for the treatment of industrial wastewater relate to system sizing and pricing. Here are five quick rules of thumb to get a ‘ballpark size’ for your next ozone project. 

  • Municipal Wastewater Reuse – The Challenges Ahead

    Water resources are becoming more constrained. Obtaining surface or groundwater withdrawal permits is becoming increasing difficult. By Randy Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA

  • Orenco And UV Pure® Provide Safe Water, Always For The Soyo Municipal Hospital In Angola
    Orenco And UV Pure® Provide Safe Water, Always For The Soyo Municipal Hospital In Angola

    Orenco Systems® Inc. (Orenco) recently completed the sale and commissioning of a wastewater treatment system for the Soyo Municipal Hospital in Angola.

  • Wastewater Disinfection - San Juan Cosala, Mexico (Case Study)
    Wastewater Disinfection - San Juan Cosala, Mexico (Case Study)

    The State Water Commission of Jalisco (CEA Jalisco) is responsible for several municipal wastewater treatment plants discharging into Lake Chapala.

The Basics Of Disinfection

From utility water to wastewater, whether used in industrial processes or for drinking, disinfection plays a prominent role in providing safe and useable water. Water free from pathogens and other microorganisms ensures processes run efficiently and people are kept safe from disease. By Harland R Pond, Business Development Manager – Water Treatment

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PRODUCTS

UV Systems For Corrosive Media

UV Systems For Corrosive Media

Xylem offers long disinfection experience and a broad portfolio of UV solutions specially for corrosive media like saltwater.

TrojanUV3000B – Wastewater Disinfection System

TrojanUV3000B – Wastewater Disinfection System

The TrojanUV3000™B is available with a controller that enables flow pacing to maximize operating efficiency and extend lamp life. The system turns UV lamp banks on and off automatically to ensure the required dose is met using the fewest lamps and least electricity. These simple, robust, and operator-friendly systems have demonstrated their effective, reliable performance in thousands of installations around the world.

Disinfection Series

Disinfection Series

The NeoTech Aqua Disinfection Series is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

NeoTech D338™

NeoTech D338™

The NeoTech D338™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

Ozone Destruction System

Ozone Destruction System

NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ line of 254 nm wavelength low-pressure lamps effectively destroys residual ozone and a member of our technical staff will professionally size your UV system. 

Patriot™ Series

Patriot™ Series

NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ Patriot Series utilizes D438 chamber technology in a stacked and manifolded configuration to support larger flow volumes. By integrating NeoTech Aqua’s patented ReFleX chamber technology, Patriot systems provide the most efficient and versatile UV water treatment equipment available for large volume users. Further, when configured as an n+1 design, the NeoTech Aqua’s Patriot systems meet most redundancy requirements.

Enaqua Non-Contact Wastewater Disinfection

Enaqua Non-Contact Wastewater Disinfection

ENLIGHT™ AFP™ Non-Contact Disinfection systems by ENAQUA are diametrically opposed in design to every other municipal UV disinfection system on the market.

Municipal UV Wastewater Treatment

Municipal UV Wastewater Treatment

C3 Series™ UV open-channel wastewater disinfection system uses ultraviolet light to disinfect wastewater and prevents the spread of waterborne pathogens to lakes, streams, rivers and coastal waters.
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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION PODCASTS

The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection

The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection

Conventional ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is a great, but often expensive, solution for the destruction of pathogens in drinking water. All those lamps and power emissions add up. But what if you could perform the same job with 1/10 of the power used by conventional systems?

Peristaltic Vs. Diaphragm Pumps

Peristaltic Vs. Diaphragm Pumps

Bill McDowell of Blue-White Industries, a supplier of chemical metering pumps and flow meters, recently sat down with Water Online Radio and explained the difference between peristaltic pumps and diaphragm pumps.

Is UV Poised For Increased Adoption?

Is UV Poised For Increased Adoption?

Disinfection can be achieved through chlorine, membranes, ozonation, or UV (among others), but the latter may be best equipped to serve the changing water treatment market.

UV-LED Technology: The Latest In Disinfection

UV-LED Technology: The Latest In Disinfection

Dan Shaver, Business Development Manager at Aquionics, talks about the advantages of UV-LED technology for disinfection: low energy requirements, chemical-free and customizable design, and proficiency in solar or battery-powered applications.

What’s New In Filtration?

What’s New In Filtration?

John Dyson, Americas Sales Director for Severn Trent Services, discusses a new design in filter underdrains and nitrate removal using ion-exchange resins that facilitates brine reuse.

Safer Disinfection With Peracetic Acid

Safer Disinfection With Peracetic Acid

John Maziuk, Technical Development Manager at Solvay Chemicals, discusses the benefits of peracetic acid over other wastewater and stormwater disinfection methods, including no harmful byproducts, a simpler process, and a longer shelf life.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION VIDEOS

RIO Zuni Installation & Start Up Video

RIO Zuni Installation & Start Up Video

The RIO Zuni produces Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) through a patented electrolysis process by MIOX using salt, water and electricity. MOS is a non-hazardous chemical that is proven more effective at microorganism inactivation.

WEDECO PRO<sub>3</sub>MIX Overview

WEDECO PRO3MIX Overview

The PRO3MIX bromate control system is an intelligent ozone-based advanced oxidation process (AOP) introduction and reaction system enabling ozone treatment in a compact and intelligent design to mitigate bromate formation even in cases of high level bromide in source water. This short animated overview walks the reader through the various disinfection points of the process.

An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions

An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions

Whether you’re managing municipal waters, working with cooling towers, or producing clean water, NeoTech Aqua Solutions offers disinfection, TOC reduction, and ozone destruction products that can be easily sized for your requirements.  Real-time dosimetry units provide exact dosage measurements, and a minimum number of lamps allow for halting of water flow without powering the unit down.

How To Install A UV Lamp

How To Install A UV Lamp

This video features a step-by-step demonstration of how to change out a used UV lamp and install a new one.

Ultraviolet Disinfection Improves Access to Clean Drinking Water

Ultraviolet Disinfection Improves Access to Clean Drinking Water

Access to clean drinking water is a growing concern worldwide. Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection technologies can protect the environment by disinfecting water and making it safe for use before returning it to nature. In this video, watch as Disinfection Market Manager Jay Jordan discusses how products from Xylem, such as the WEDECO LBXe, provide important wastewater treatment solutions.

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WASTEWATER DISINFECTION NEWS

ABOUT WASTEWATER DISINFECTION

 

Wastewater disinfection takes place after primary, secondary and sometimes tertiary wastewater treatment. It is typically a final step to remove organisms from the treated water before the effluent is released back into the water system. Disinfection prevents the spread of waterborne diseases by reducing microbes and bacterial numbers to a regulated level.

A variety of physical and chemical methods are used to disinfect wastewater prior to it being released into natural waterways. Historically, the chemical agent of choice for municipal wastewater treatment has been chlorine, due to its disinfecting properties and low cost. However, the rising cost of chlorine and concerns that low chlorine concentrations can still be toxic to fish and other wildlife, has given rise to more physical methods of wastewater disinfection being adopted such as ozonation or ultraviolet (UV) light.  

The use of ozone as a disinfection agent has the added benefit of increasing the dissolved oxygen content of the treated wastewater. However, because the ozone has to be generated, ozonation can require prohibitive up-front capital expenditure compared to traditional chlorination. UV disinfection has been growing in popularity as a wastewater disinfection method, in large part because of the life-cycle economics of the equipment and the fact that, like ozone, there is no toxic residual.