Pulsed Power for Advanced Waste Water Remediation
CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE
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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.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Water Pollution and Control