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Publikācija: Electrochemical Water Disinfection to Minimize Microbial Growth in Rural Water Systems

Publication Type Conference paper
Funding for basic activity Research project
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Electrochemical Water Disinfection to Minimize Microbial Growth in Rural Water Systems
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.1. Construction and transportation engineering
Research platform Materials, Processes, and Technologies
Authors Linda Mežule
Viktorija Deņisova
Keywords Water disinfection, Electrolytic system, Titanium oxide electrode
Abstract Availability of efficient and affordable water treatment technologies that decrease bacterial, viral and protozoan burden in rural communities is still a challenge. Despite the high efficiency of chlorination, it generally requires storage of the disinfectant and its qualified use. Similar problems are associated with UV and ozonation. The alternatives are mostly reagent-free technologies like membranes, solar irradiation or electrochemistry where the latter is able to generate free chlorine from chloride ions naturally presented in drinking water. The aim of the study was to evaluate electrochemical disinfection as a reagent-free method for microbial inactivation in drinking water.
Reference Mežule, L., Deņisova, V. Electrochemical Water Disinfection to Minimize Microbial Growth in Rural Water Systems. In: Nordic Drinking Water Biofilm Symposium: Final Program & Abstracts NDWBS 2019, Denmark, Horsens, 25-26 April, 2019. Horsens: VIA University College, 2019, pp.46-46.
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