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Fate and Persistence of Pathogens Subjected to UV and Chlorine Disinfection

Karl Linden
Karl Linden
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August 2004

Disinfection of wastewater is a necessary treatment process for protecting the public from potential exposure to pathogenic microorganisms because many wastewater effluents are discharged into water bodies that may be used for recreation or as future drinking water supplies. Two common forms of disinfection are chlorine and ultraviolet (UV) light. However, microorganisms differ in their susceptibility to UV and chlorine disinfectants. It is necessary to understand how different classes of pathogens respond to UV and chlorine disinfection processes in wastewater to better develop strategies for optimizing the treatment of pathogens in wastewater. It is also recognized that water quality may impact disinfection effectiveness, such as protection of pathogen by particles and disinfectant demand.

This study investigated bacteria, viruses and protozoan pathogens.

This title belongs to WERF Research Report Series

ISBN: 9781780404264 (eBook)

ISBN: 9781843396994 (Print)

Fate and Persistence of Pathogens Subjected to UV and Chlorine Disinfection
By: Karl Linden
ISBN (electronic): 9781780404264
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Published: 2004

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