AOP Solution for Micropollutants

Growing concern among scientists, public health agencies, government officials, and the public in general have prompted added interest worldwide in potential health effects of increasingly common chemical contaminants used in everything from industry to agriculture that have been finding their way into our water supplies.

Growing concern among scientists, public health agencies, government officials, and the public in general have prompted added interest worldwide in potential health effects of increasingly common chemical contaminants used in everything from industry to agriculture that have been finding their way into our water supplies.

As such, ITT Corporation, a global leader in the treatment and transport of water and wastewater, announced that it has launched a new Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) solution for the destruction of such micropollutants – MiPRO™ – that will be marketed under its WEDECO brand name.

Among emerging contaminants that have raised the most concern in recent years are organic/inorganic substances such as NDMA, MTBE, 1,4-dioxane, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP's) and other endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC's).

AOP solutions typically involve a combination of technologies that can include ozone (O3), ultraviolet (UV) light, and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) – usually as O3/H2O2, UV/H2O2, or all three agents together.

"We're the first supplier on the market supplying all three methods from a single source – and even in a single solution," noted Peer Krueger, marketing director for disinfection and oxidation of ITT Water & Wastewater's Treatment unit. "Our emphasis, though, is on the first as a more effective and economical option."

ITT's Water & Wastewater business will supply the WEDECO MiPRO product line in three configurations:

• MiPRO™ eco3– a WEDECO ozone system, H2O2dosing unit, an injection/reaction unit and residual ozone destruction system

• MiPRO™ photo – a WEDECO UV system and H2O2 dosing unit

• MiPRO™ eco3 plus – a WEDECO ozone system, H2O2 dosing unit, an injection/reaction unit, residual ozone destruction system and a WEDECO UV system.

Krueger underscored the fact that the value of ITT's MiPRO eco3 option also is up to a quarter the sum of typical medium pressure UV and H2O2 options available on the market today. "We just want to point out there are more ways than medium-pressure UV and hydrogen peroxide to think of advanced oxidation processes and other ways may be better and less expensive, providing a faster return on investment for those considering this for their water or wastewater treatment needs," he said. www.wedeco.com

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