Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

UV Photochemistry for Water: Implications for Safe Water Disinfection and Oxidation Treatment Applications (#204)

The focus of this symposium will be an interdisciplinary study of the photochemistry of water disinfection and advanced oxidation of chemical contaminants using ultraviolet light, with an emphasis on collaborations between researchers performing fundamental work in water treatment, agencies that identify critical environmental needs, industrial providers of water treatment solutions, and applications of treated water in developing countries.
Papers that illustrate how foundational photochemical research leads to practical water treatment solutions for both engineered and natural sunlight UV systems are sought. Two main themes will make up this symposium: (1) Disinfection Applications, considering the photochemistry of short wavelength UV inactivation of organisms; and the impact of this work on UV disinfection science, commercial applications, and the regulatory community. This theme will also include fundamental research on pathogen inactivation for safe water under sunlight in natural systems for developing countries and indigenous communities. (2) Oxidation and Photolysis processes for UV treatment of emerging contaminants in water, such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products. UV treatment for a range of potable reuse applications, specific technologies for UV water treatment and synergies between treatment options such as ozone and UV will be considered. Issues specific to geographic regions are welcome for both themes.

Last update: Dec 28, 2015