Project #2723

Impact of UV Disinfection on Biological Stability

$231,644
Completed
Principal Investigator
Graham
Gagnon
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
Dalhousie University
Advanced Treatment
Biofilms
Water Quality
Treatment

Abstract

Evaluates the impact of ultraviolet disinfection on biofilm accumulation in drinking water distribution systems. Compares the effectiveness of chlorine dioxide, free chlorine, and monochloramine as secondary disinfectants for reducing bacterial regrowth (bulk water and biofilm cells) in the presence and absence of UV disinfection. Published in 2004.

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