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AN EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY OF ULTRAVIOLET (UV) VERSUS CHLORINE DISINFECTION

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Abstract:

This study documents the research and life cycle assessments conducted to assess the environmental impact of UV versus chlorine disinfection with respect to toxin formation and energy consumption. The toxins life cycle assessment includes THMs, NDMA, dioxins, cyanide, mercury and ammonia. The energy life cycle assessment includes on-site power demand, manufacturing and transportation.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864707787932559

Publication date: 2007-01-01

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