Health effects due to the cessation of chlorination of wastewater treatment plant effluents
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Health effects due to the cessation of chlorination of wastewater treatment plant effluents by Janet A. Holden

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Published by State of Illinois, Institute of Natural Resources in Chicago, IL (309 West Washington St., Chicago 60606) .
Written in English



  • Illinois.


  • Sewage -- Health aspects.,
  • Sewage -- Microbiology.,
  • Sewage -- Purification -- Chlorination.,
  • Sewage -- Health aspects -- Illinois.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Janet A. Holden.
SeriesDocument / Environmental Management Division, Illinois Institute of Natural Resources ;, no. 81/14, Document (Illinois Institute of Natural Resources) ;, no. 81/14.
LC ClassificationsRA567 .H62 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 106 p. :
Number of Pages106
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3925226M
LC Control Number81622997

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  freshwater mollusks wastewater treatment plants mussels sewage chlorine ammonia. The Unit is jointly supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, The Wildlife Management Institute and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State by: The use of chlorine for partial disinfection of domestic wastewaters typically results in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent with several tenths of a mg/L residual chlorine. Since chlorine has been found to be chronically toxic to fish and other aquatic life at a few µg/L, that is, a factor of less than typical. Enhanced Disinfection By-Product Formation Due to Nanoparticles in Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluents. Nanoparticles (NPs) are increasingly being incorporated into consumer products and are being used for industrial applications in ways that will lead to their environmental dissemination via wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Failure to provide due diligence to the treatment and disinfection of the wastewater can result in the spread of waterborne disease and lead to significant health risk. Risk of waterborne disease can occur through the contamination of the potable water supply, recreational water use and/or consumption of shellfish that can concentrate the pathogens.

In this work the electrochemical disinfection of the effluent of a secondary wastewater treatment plant is investigated. In the experimental work, performed on-site with real effluents of the WWTP located in Vuelta Ostrera (Cantabria, Spain), boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes were employed. As a result of these negative effects, a number of processes are in place for the treatment of wastewater effluents before discharge into receiving water bodies. This review was therefore aimed at providing an insight into the major pollutants in wastewater effluents and the various treatment processes. chlorine demand. When the chlorine residual is to be controlled to a level greater than or equal to ppm, a dechlorination residual control system will work effectively. For treatment systems requiring chlorine residuals below mg/l, use a sulfite analyzer in lieu of the chlorine residual analyzer to control to a positive sulfite level. Dechlorination is a process by which some or most of the chlorine is removed as per the required use. Dechlorination is carried out in many instances, but the most complicated one of all is wastewater effluent dechlorination because of the need to reduce the amount of total chlorine residual below.

treatment plant’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits effluent chlorine residual and toxicity. Currently, many permits require very low or “non-detect” chlorine residuals, making dechlorination critical. One important alternative to dechlorination is to achieve disinfection without the use of chlorine. The Effect of Chlorination of wastewater treatment effluents in the Avalon Coastal Ecosystem. The formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) is a main environmental concern associated with chlorine disinfection. Free chlorine can react with organic and inorganic compounds to produce different DBPs which can be toxic to aquatic life. Toxicity in wastewater effluents could arise from chlorinated organic compounds and pharmaceuticals that enter into wastewater treatment plants with the influent and are not removed or are converted to less dangerous forms by the wastewater treatment : Arumugam Sathasivan, Bhagya S Herath, Lalantha Senevirathna, George Kastl. Originally commissioned in , the North Toronto Wastewater Treatment Plant is one of four wastewater treatment facilities operated by the City of Toronto. Located in the Don Valley, the plant currently serves a population of ab The facility operates at a rate of about million gallons per day (mgd).