WET Center Project: Advanced Oxidation Process for the Removal of Microbial Pathogens and Disinfection By-Products

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

WET Center Project: Advanced Oxidation Process for the Removal of Microbial Pathogens and Disinfection By-Products Advanced Oxidation Process for the Removal of Microbial Pathogens and Disinfection By-Products Five technologies involving ozone, UV, peroxide and their combination are proposed for removal of emerging contaminants (ECs) such as steroid hormones; 1,4-dioxane, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and NDMA from water. Additionally, the study will examine strategies for DBP, mainly THM and HAA, mitigation using TiO2 photocatalysis coupled with a conventional coagulation/flocculation/sedimentation process and GAC. Ozone, UV, and peroxide based five technologies are being examined for the removal of certain ECs under different operational conditions. Impact of background organic matter will be determined. To examine the degradation by-products, single component experiments will be conducted using clean Milli-Q water. The removal of toxicity and estrogenicity will be determined using a microtox analyzer and YES / E- SCREEN methods, respectively. For the Photocatalysis the experiments will be performed using the Purifics (London, ON) Photo-CAT Lab reactor operated in batch configuration.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/1/138/31/14

Funding

  • INDUSTRY: Various Consortium Members: $20,000.00

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