Over the last two decades trace organic compounds (TOrC) have been repeatedly detected in wastewater and in the environment. Primary sources for these compounds are wastewater treatment plants, which are not typically designed to remove TOrC. The use of UV-based advanced oxidation to remove emerging contaminants has been well demonstrated in various water matrices including natural waters, drinking water and reuse waters. The general goal of the project was to evaluate the efficacy of UV-based advanced oxidation processes (UV/AOPs) and UV/AOPs followed by bio-filtration, as an integrated treatment solution to remove trace organic compounds from wastewater. Published by WERF. 72 pages. Online PDF. (2014)
Originally funded as WERF project U2R11.