A pilot plant study on reclamation of sewage effluent by radiation treatment

Jinho Jung, J. H. Yoon, H. H. Chung, M. J. Lee

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A pilot plant was developed for the reclamation and reuse of secondary effluent from a sewage treatment plant. The plant system consists of sand filtration, gamma-irradiation, ozonation and ion-exchange. Gamma-irradiation showed effective organic contaminant decomposition and this resulted in the reduction of 5-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD 5), color, chemical oxygen demand (COD Cr) and total organic carbon (TOC). Ion-exchange significantly removed inorganic ions, and thus reduced total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP). The average reduction in color, COD Cr, BOD 5, TOC, TN and TP, which was obtained after 12 operations, was 64, 52, 67, 61, 95 and 92%, respectively. Irrespective of applied radiation dose, the treated water fully satisfied the quality requirements of household water that can be used for all home uses except for drinking and human contact uses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume260
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 17

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Biochemical oxygen demand
Reclamation
Sewage
Pilot plants
Effluents
Organic carbon
Radiation
Phosphorus
Ion exchange
Nitrogen
Irradiation
Color
Sewage treatment plants
Ozonization
Water
Chemical oxygen demand
Dosimetry
Sand
Impurities
Ions

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  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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A pilot plant study on reclamation of sewage effluent by radiation treatment. / Jung, Jinho; Yoon, J. H.; Chung, H. H.; Lee, M. J.

In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 260, No. 1, 17.08.2004, p. 49-52.

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