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Evaluating of the disinfection and water quality effects on UV application in the primary stage of water treatment

Vaezi, F. and Nabizadeh, R. and Mesdaghinia, A.R. and Rahimzadeh, H. (2007) Evaluating of the disinfection and water quality effects on UV application in the primary stage of water treatment. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 36 (2). pp. 12-18. ISSN 03044556 (ISSN)

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Background: Irradiation of water by UV has been considered as an attractive alternative for disinfection because its low-impact, pathogen killing capacity shows tremendous promise for meeting today's drinking water regulatory requirements. This study has been performed with the objective of utilizing medium pressure lamp in the preliminary stage of municipal water treatment, namely prior to water clarification and filtration. Methods: Raw water samples were irradiated for 30 s in a lab-scale closed reactor. Disinfection results showed nearly 2 log reduction in HPC for all the samples without formation of nitrite in excess of its MCL. As in a few previous works the formation of nitrite as an objectionable DBP had been reported, this study was extended by preparing synthetic water samples having different amounts of nitrate and turbidities. Results: As far as the initial nitrate concentration dose not exceed 10 mg/L N-NO3, there would be no risk of nitrite increasing in excess of the MCL. Conclusion: Meeting the goal of at least 90 % disinfection for water samples with turbidity levels of as high as 750 NTU is possible by utilizing medium- pressure UV lamp.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Iran. J. Public Health [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Dept. of Environment Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Dept. of Health, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disinfection, Drinking, Nitrites, Pressure, Water
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 06:57
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 07:04
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2369

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