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Ultraviolet disinfection of potable water

Journal Article:

Abstract

Because of upcoming surface and groundwater regulations regarding the control of microbiological and chemical contaminants, there is a need to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of ultraviolet (UV) radiation for primary disinfection of potable water supplies. Data is presented on microbicidal wavelengths of UV and distribution of energy output for low and medium-pressure arc lamps. Both systems were found to perform equally well for inactivating microorganisms, but each had distinct advantages in different applications. Approximate dosages for 90% inactivation of selected microorganisms by UV is presented in a table. Cost analysis for disinfection is presented in two tables as well as the advantages and disadvantages of UV disinfection.
Authors:
Wolfe, R. L. [1] 
  1. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 1990
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental science and technology; Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: FAO/AGRIS record; ARN: US9037128; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DISINFECTANTS; DRINKING WATER; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; GROUND WATER; INACTIVATION; LIGHT BULBS; MANAGEMENT; MICROORGANISMS; PRESSURE RANGE KILO PA; PRESSURE RANGE MEGA PA 01-10; PRODUCTION; REGULATIONS; STERILIZATION; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; US EPA; USA; WATER POLLUTION
OSTI ID:
22314984
Country of Origin:
FAO
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0013-936X; TRN: XF14B6707021182
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 768-773
Announcement Date:
Mar 03, 2015

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Citation Formats

Wolfe, R. L. Ultraviolet disinfection of potable water. FAO: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.1021/es00076a001.
Wolfe, R. L. Ultraviolet disinfection of potable water. FAO. doi:10.1021/es00076a001.
Wolfe, R. L. 1990. "Ultraviolet disinfection of potable water." FAO. doi:10.1021/es00076a001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1021/es00076a001.
@misc{etde_22314984,
title = {Ultraviolet disinfection of potable water}
author = {Wolfe, R. L.}
abstractNote = {Because of upcoming surface and groundwater regulations regarding the control of microbiological and chemical contaminants, there is a need to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of ultraviolet (UV) radiation for primary disinfection of potable water supplies. Data is presented on microbicidal wavelengths of UV and distribution of energy output for low and medium-pressure arc lamps. Both systems were found to perform equally well for inactivating microorganisms, but each had distinct advantages in different applications. Approximate dosages for 90% inactivation of selected microorganisms by UV is presented in a table. Cost analysis for disinfection is presented in two tables as well as the advantages and disadvantages of UV disinfection.}
doi = {10.1021/es00076a001}
journal = {Environmental science and technology}
issue = {6}
volume = {24}
journal type = {AC}
place = {FAO}
year = {1990}
month = {Jun}
}