A review of common and alternative methods for disinfection of microorganisms in water

Al-Juboori, Raed and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Yusaf, Talal (2010) A review of common and alternative methods for disinfection of microorganisms in water. In: 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010), 11-12 Nov 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

Disinfection is the most essential and final treatment given to drinking water to render the water free from harmful pathogens. The most conventional and common form of disinfection involves the use of strong oxidants that have the potential to produce undesirable disinfection by-products (DBP). Therefore, many researchers have been trying to find alternative disinfection methods to reduce the adverse effects of conventional techniques. Hence, in this paper, these methods will be critically reviewed along with their advantages, disadvantages, and potential applications in specific circumstances. The most common methods that will be discussed in this paper are (i) chemical, (ii) thermal (iii) electrical and (iv) non-onventional technologies. The second part of this paper will focus on using ultrasound technology as a practical application of nonconventional technologies for disruption of the cell of microorganisms in water. The main objective of this paper is to illustrate the current non-conventional methods for water disinfection that captured the interest of research field.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference.
Depositing User: Mr Raed Ahmed Mahmood
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 02:38
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: disinfection; disinfection by-product; nonconventional technologies; ultrasound
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
03 Chemical Sciences > 0399 Other Chemical Sciences > 039903 Industrial Chemistry
06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961101 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water for Urban and Industrial Use
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18177

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