Analysis of photocatalysis implementation in water treatment systems for the removal of DBP precursors

Erin Daugherty, Brooke Mayer, Morteza Abbaszadegan

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Abstract

Disinfection byproducts (DBPs) are produced when oxidizing disinfectants, such as chlorine, used in the water treatment process react with naturally occurring organic matter (NOM). Given that most water treatment systems in the United States use chlorine, DBP formation has become a major concern, especially since studies have shown that certain DBPs can cause severe adverse health effects. Accordingly, DBP reduction by removal of precursor material has been an ongoing area of investigation and many processes such as membrane filtration, granular activated carbon, and advanced oxidation have been studied. The focus of this research was to determine the efficacy of implementing photocatalysis at various points in an existing water treatment system for the removal of DBP precursors. 2011

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2011
Pages2516-2528
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventWater Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2011Nov 17 2011

Publication series

NameWater Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2011

Other

OtherWater Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period11/13/1111/17/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology

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Daugherty, E., Mayer, B., & Abbaszadegan, M. (2011). Analysis of photocatalysis implementation in water treatment systems for the removal of DBP precursors. In Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2011 (pp. 2516-2528). (Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2011).