Accession Number:

ADA458524

Title:

Catalytic Enzyme-Based Methods for Water Treatment and Water Distribution System Decontamination. 2. Experimental Results

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 2004-Sep 2005

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2006-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Many special considerations are needed in the application of enzymes to contaminated drinking water systems. Because of the large volumes of water contained in water distribution and treatment systems, a decontaminant will need to be active for a much longer time than in military operations. Since drinking water flows very quickly in pipes, methods need to be developed to ensure that the enzymes maintain sufficient contact with the contaminated water or materials. The goal of this project is to identify, develop, and evaluate at least one enzyme-based method for treating flowing contaminated water, and one enzyme-based method for decontaminating drinking water pipes. A thorough literature search was previously undertaken to fully identify the potential of enzymes to treat contaminated drinking water andor to decontaminate distribution systems equipment. Based on that literature search, methods for enzyme immobilization and stabilization were selected for evaluation.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE