Tag Archives: disinfection

Storage Tank Disinfection

As distribution operators, there are times when storage tanks have to be disinfected. By rule, it has to be chlorinated at 50 ppm for 24 hours with a residual of 25 ppm. You may be asked to calculate the amount … Continue reading

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Greener Disinfection

As the fuss over chlorine safety continues, many are still trying to find acceptable, economical and environmentally safe alternatives to gaseous chlorine. I recently encountered an article in which sodium hypochlorite was generated on-site with a small environmental footprint and … Continue reading

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Using LED Technology Can Reduce the Cost of UV Disinfection

The energy costs that treatment plants have to endure every year is a major source of their yearly budget, so if there is any way to reduce the amount of energy used every month by adding new, low-cost and efficient … Continue reading

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Continuing Education Opportunity- Alternative Disinfection and Technologies

The Operator Certification Program will be conducting the Alternative Disinfection and Technologies continuing education class on March 26-27, at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.  The topics covered in class, which are applicable to wastewater and drinking water operators, include … Continue reading

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The Importance of Disinfecting Drinking Water

The largest part of pathogenic microorganisms is removed from water during the primary water purification steps, flocculation, coagulation and filtration. However, water disinfection is still necessary in order to prevent drinking water from being harmful to our health. Microorganisms can … Continue reading

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Forms of Chlorine

In a previous post, we discussed the use of chlorine gas as a disinfectant. Now we will look at the alternative forms of chlorine gas: Calcium Hypochlorite, Sodium hypochlorite, and Chloramines. Every disinfectant has its positive and negatives so choosing the … Continue reading

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Disinfectants: Chlorine Gas

Over the next few blog posts, we will look at several different types of disinfection that are used in water treatment, the positive and negatives of them and how they compare to each other. The first method we will examine … Continue reading

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