Accession Number:

ADA639863

Title:

Pulsed Power for Advanced Waste Water Remediation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE

Report Date:

1997-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We describe a 2-stage technology for degradating water borne chlorinatedaromatic organic pollutants, based on a pulsed power treatment in the first stage followed by bio-treatment. The combination of a strong pulsed coronastreamer discharge in the water aerosol in the first stage with inoculation of partially dechlorinated 15-30 processed water with bacteria Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 in the second stage demonstrated as high as 90 dechlorination in the first 40 hours after inoculation, whereas the control non aerosol-treated sample had no chloride ions released, and no bacterial growth. The main features and advantages of the novel two-stage approach, and future plans for research are presented and analyzed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE