Drinking Water Disinfection Resources

  1. Removing Iron, Arsenic and Manganese To Meet California Regulations (Loprest)
    10/9/2018

    Water from Well 19 and 20 in Sacramento, California area was high in manganese and arsenic. Due to the high levels, the wells were not being used to supply municipal water to the District. Each facility is planned to initially produce and treat approximately 600 gpm with a future expansion capacity to 1200 gpm.

  2. Philippines Potable Water System Improvement Project Uses Filter Underdrain Blocks To Improve Backwash Efficiency
    10/9/2018

    Founded in 1997, the Manila Water Company (MWC) serves the potable water needs of more than five million residents of the Philippines capital and cities to the east. The company serves as the private partner in a public-private partnership with the Philippines government in operating the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System for Metro Manila’s East Zone.

  3. A Pilot Study Involving Three Different Treatment Media (Loprest)
    10/8/2018

    As part of a feasibility study for arsenic treatment at an elementary school in California, a pilot study was conducted to test the performance of three different treatment media: (1) greensand and anthracite, (2) standard sand and anthracite, and (3) manganese dioxide.

  4. Standardizing On-Site Hypochlorite Generation Disinfection Technology In Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants Increases Safety And Eases Operations
    10/3/2018

    In late 2005, the City of Newberg, Oregon, decided to upgrade their water treatment plant disinfection process from gas chlorine to on-site hypochlorite generation (OSHG) in an effort to simplify operations and increase operator safety. The plant produced an average of 2.5 million gallons per day (MGD), with a peak capacity of 5 MGD.

  5. Arsenic Removal Pilot Study Meets California Standards (Loprest)
    10/3/2018

    Well water from several locations in Ridgecrest, California area is high in arsenic, carbonates and pH. Due to the high levels of arsenic, some wells are not being used to supply municipal water to the city of Ridgecrest and were shutdown. Due to local demand, the feasibility of treating these wells to remove most of the arsenic before blending with water from other wells is being investigated.

  6. Four Day Pilot Study For Iron And Manganese Does The Trick (Loprest)
    10/2/2018

    The City of Southgate, California wanted to investigate the effect of replacing the existing media in their Well 27 treatment plant. The plant would not reduce the incoming manganese levels to below the 50 μg/l MCL. It has been theorized that the existing media has become fouled beyond cleaning during the one year plus of non-operation while contained in the filter tank full of water. That environment could produce a likely source of biological and other sources of fouling.

  7. Pilot Test For Arsenic, Color And Iron Shows Great Results (Loprest)
    10/1/2018

    The City of Riverdale was running into issues with arsenic, color and iron treatment system at their Well 4 site, so they conducted a pilot test with the help of Loprest.

  8. Iron, and Manganese Arsenic Pilot Study In The Golden State (Loprest)
    10/1/2018

    This report summarizes results and conclusions of a groundwater treatment pilot test program. This pilot test program was undertaken to demonstrate the effectiveness of water treatment products that employ oxidation and filtration to remove iron, manganese and arsenic to levels well below MCL’s. Operating data collected during the study will be used to confirm the design of fullscale facilities.

  9. On-Site Hypochlorite System Delivers Historic Efficiency Levels
    9/29/2018

    In one of Pennsylvania’s three original counties, water has played an integral – even historic – role in the region’s development.

  10. Upgrading From Gas Chlorine To On-Site Hypochlorite Generation To Improve Safety And System Resilience
    9/20/2018

    By replacing gas chlorine with on-site hypochlorite generation, Nashville was able to improve the safety and longevity of its water plants to accommodate the growth of the “Heart of Country Music” far into the future. At a recent water conference, Glen Doss, Treatment Plant Manager stated, “In 2016, the last gas chlorine railcar left to large applause.”