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The removal and disinfection efficiency of lime softening processes for Giardia and viruses

The removal and disinfection efficiency of lime softening processes for Giardia and viruses

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Published by The Foundation and American Water Works Association in Denver, CO .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water -- Softening.,
  • Water -- Purification -- Virus removal.,
  • Giardia -- Control.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Gary S. Logsdon ... [et al.] ; sponsored by AWWA Research Foundation.
    ContributionsLogsdon, Gary S., AWWA Research Foundation.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD466 .R46 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 149 p. :
    Number of Pages149
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL832922M
    ISBN 100898677513
    LC Control Number95107450
    OCLC/WorldCa32167598

      Logsdon et al. () evaluated the effects of lime softening on the removal and disinfection efficiency of Giardia, viruses and coliform bacteria. Coliform bacteria in river water (spiked with raw sewage) were inactivated by log at pH , log at pH and – logs at pH for 6 hours at 2–8°C. This authoritative volume offers comprehensive coverage of the design and construction of municipal water and wastewater facilities. The book addresses water treatment in detail, following the flow of water through the unit processes of coagulation, flocculation, softening, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, and residuals management.

    The process requires a lot of operator control to get an efficient result, which may make lime softening too operator-intensive for small treatment plants. The high pH used in lime softening can set colors in water and make them difficult to remove. Finally, lime softening produces large quantities of sludge which can create disposal problems. viruses 45–7 Giardia cysts 48–9 primary disinfection process 44–50 Chlorophyceae 8 removal efficiency 70 groundwater 11 guidelines, ultra violet light disinfection 61 ion exchange process 20 definition 5 lime softening process 19 maintena 64–5 manuals, AWWA

    Lime softening can produce water from 60 to ppm hardness, but will result in a higher pH. Therefore, the treated Giardia and viruses by meeting certain turbidity limits in combination with adequate disinfection. The adequacy of the filtration process and the removal of these microorganisms are determined by measuring the turbidity of the. Recarbonization is the process in which carbon dioxide is bubbled into the water being treated to lower the pH. This can be done in 2 steps. The first step would follow excess lime addition to lower the pH to and encourage the precipitation of calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide.


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The Removal And Disinfection Efficiency Of Lime Softening Processes For Giardia And Viruses book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for :   Lime softening is a process that uses chemical precipitation with lime and other chemicals to promote the removal of hardness and particle matter (Cornwell et al., ).

Logsdon () reported oocyst removals ranging from to logs from 13 full-scale lime-softening by: Logsdon, G.S., (), The Removal and Disinfection Efficiency of Lime Softening Processes for Giardia and Viruses.

American Water Works Association Research Foundation, Denver, CO. Ongerth, Dr. J.E., (), A Study of Water Treatment Practices for the Removal of Giardia lamblia Cysts. American Water Works Association Research Foundation. The efficiency was much less at lower pH values, and some bacteria even multiplied at pH Data on reduction in the number of microorganisms in the lime treatment and subsequent units indicate that inactivation by hydroxide alkalinity plays an important role in the efficiency of lime by: Conventional drinking water treatment processes prior to the disinfection stage give a 4-log reduction in CFUs, a 2-log reduction in coliforms, a 2-log reduction in (far smaller) Cryptosporidium and Giardia cysts and a 2-log reduction in (smaller still) viruses.

Conventional disinfection such as chlorination after such treatment give a 2-log. Warm Lime Softening. The warm lime softening process operates in the temperature range of °F (°C). The solubilities of calcium, magnesium, and silica are reduced by increased temperature.

Therefore, they are more effectively removed by warm lime softening than by cold lime softening. This process is used for the following purposes. Lime Softening 1 Lime Softening. Chemical precipitation is one of the more common methods used to soften water.

Chemicals normally used are lime (calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH) 2) and soda ash (sodium carbonate, Na 2CO 3). Lime is used to remove chemicals that cause carbonate hardness. Soda ash is used to remove chemicals that cause non-carbonate.

Microbial Reductions by Softening Treatment Softening with lime only (straight lime softening); moderate high pH ineffective enteric microbe reductions: about 75%. Lime soda ash softening‑ results in the removal of magnesium as well as calcium hardness at higher pH levels (pH >11) enteric microbe reductions >99%.

Lime soda ash softening at pH. The monitoring requirements and performance criteria for turbidity and disinfection listed above provide the minimum for the Division to evaluate the plant's efficiency in removing and/or inactivating percent (3-log) of Giardia lamblia cysts and percent (4-log) of viruses.

In this research, a number of process modifications to the lime-soda softening process were examined, including utilization of high Mg-content lime, addition of MgCl 2, and the recycling of softening sludge, in order to improve the removal of natural organic matter (NOM) and reduce the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs).Jar test results showed that dissolved organic carbon (DOC.

Methods for Giardia cyst removal or inactivation in surface waters intended for human consumption have been comprehensively discussed in previous reviews.

2, 27 These processes involve a series of. The lime softening process for water supplies was developed in by Dr.

Clark of Edinburg, Scotland (14) and is now referred to as the Porter-Clark process (58). The formation of calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide precipitates, in conjunction with high pH, results in the flocculation of suspended solids with improved settling.

Giardia cysts), viruses, bacteria, and other micro-organisms. Iron, manganese, tastes and odours may also be removed from the water by these processes. If not removed, natural organic matter can react with chlorine to reduce disinfection efficiency and form chlorinated organic species, eg, disinfection by -products (DBPs).

As soon as water leaves the UV light disinfection system recontamination from back flow, breaks and biofilms (slime) can occur as there is no residual disinfectant in the water. Well designed water treatment systems always locate UV light disinfection systems as close to the point of use as possible.

Dungeni et al. suggested UV disinfection as an additional treatment process of effluents to increase the effective inactivation and removal of pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

However, Alonso et al. () found that Clostridium spp., showed a greatest degree of resistance to UV treatment. What is the motor horsepower (mhp) required if hp is required to move water with a pump with a motor efficiency of 88% and a pump efficiency of 81%.

Note: The hp in this problem is called the water horsepower (whp). The water horsepower is the actual energy (horsepower) available to pump water. mhp b. mhp c.

mhp d. mhp. Water disinfection processes sel-dom have been carried to the point of sterilization, which has been largely confined to the medical field.

Among the other disease-producing organisms important in regard to water disinfection are a variety of viruses, intestinal protozoa, and some macro-organisms. When soda ash is used to remove non carbonate hardness, an even higher pH is required; to for calcium compounds and to for magnesium compounds.

Removal of Carbonate Hardness. The first step in lime softening is the addition of lime to react with substances like CO2 in the water before it can begin softening the water. The use of UV light, however, has been increasingly applied as a primary water disinfection process since it was found to be very effective for inactivating Cryptosporidium 18 and Giardia lamblia.

CT Disinfection focuses on the second phase, but let’s focus for a moment on the entire process. Today’s water treatment standards are based on the removal of Giardia from raw water.

Giardia removal requirements for the entire water treatment process are based on the quality of the raw water. Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids, and gases from water. The goal is to produce water fit for specific purposes.

Most water is purified and disinfected for human consumption (drinking water), but water purification may also be carried out for a variety of other purposes, including medical, pharmacological, chemical.Limesoda ash softening.

results in the removal of magnesium as well as calcium hardness at higher pH levels (pH >11) enteric microbe reductions >99%. Limesoda ash softening at pHand has produced virus reductions ofand percent, respectively. At lower pH levels (pH removal is mainly a physical process.Disinfection is different from sterilization, which is the complete destruction of all organisms found in water and which is usually expensive and unnecessary.

Disinfection is a required part of the water treatment process while sterilization is not. The goal of disinfection is to remove or inactivate all disease-causing organisms in water.