Industrial wastewater is heavily regulated in the United States to prevent contaminants and toxins from entering sources of drinking water, which then must be treated by municipal water treatment plants. Advanced oxidation processes (AOP) offer exceptional benefits in achieving EPA compliance and preventing contaminants from leaching into groundwater and surface water.
Two types of AOP, Ozone and UV, are appealing options for wastewater treatment. Each have different benefits and work in different ways. This article will explore these options, and discuss why AOP is the most technically and economically feasible solution for treatment of 1,4-dioxane.