This paper describes a four-month pilot study on peracetic acid disinfection of unchlorinated tertiary effluent for unrestricted re-use in agriculture carried out at West Bari (Italy) sewage-treatment works. Dosages and contact times ranging from 1 to 500 mg/l and 5 to 60 mins, respectively, indicated that 10 mg/l of peracetic acid, with a 30-min contact time, achieved the WHO faecal coliform guideline (1000 CFU/100 ml). Much higher doses (greater than or equal to 400 mg/l and 30 mins) were required to meet the corresponding Californian limit of two colony-forming units/100 ml, which has also been adopted in Italy. Efficient mixing of the disinfectant (in one shot addition) was mandatory - particularly at lower dosages (1-10 mg/l) where there was a higher concentration of suspended solids (>5 mg/l).
|Titolo:||Disinfection With Peracetic Acid for Domestic Sewage Re‐Use in Agriculture|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1747-6593.1999.tb01045.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|