Control of disinfection and halogenated disinfection byproducts by the electrochemical process

Y. J. Jung, B. S. Oh, J. W. Kang, M. A. Page, M. J. Phillips, B. J. Mariñas

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate some aspects of the performance of electrochemical process as an alternative disinfection strategy, while minimising DBPs, for water purification. The study of electrochemical processes has shown free chlorine to be produced, but smaller amounts of stronger oxidants, such as ozone, hydrogen peroxide and OH radicals (OH), were also generated. The formation of mixed oxidants increased with increasing electric conductivity, but was limited at conductivities greater than 0.6 mS/cm. Using several microorganisms, such as E. coli and MS2 bacteriophage, inactivation kinetic studies were performed. With the exception of free chlorine, the role of mixed oxidants, especially OH radicals, was investigated for enhancement of the inactivation rate. Additionally, the formation and reduction of DBPs was studied by monitoring the concentration of haloacetic acids (HAAs) during the process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxidation Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment IV - Selected Papers of the 4th International Conference on Oxidation Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment
EditorsAlfons Vogelpohl, Michael Sievers, Sven-Uwe Geiben
Pages213-219
Number of pages7
Edition12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 13

Publication series

NameWater Science and Technology
Number12
Volume55
ISSN (Print)0273-1223

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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Jung, Y. J., Oh, B. S., Kang, J. W., Page, M. A., Phillips, M. J., & Mariñas, B. J. (2007). Control of disinfection and halogenated disinfection byproducts by the electrochemical process. In A. Vogelpohl, M. Sievers, & S-U. Geiben (Eds.), Oxidation Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment IV - Selected Papers of the 4th International Conference on Oxidation Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment (12 ed., pp. 213-219). (Water Science and Technology; Vol. 55, No. 12). https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.409