| Treatment of potable water for
disinfection has traditionally been achieved by the processes of
chlorination and dechlorination. However, the dependence of chlorine
treatment efficiency on several factors such as pH, temperature and
presence pf interfering radicals - is well known.
| However, the addition of
chlorine is also known to produce toxic carcinogenic by-products, such as
chlorocarbons. Though a traditional favorite with treatment process
designers and users, awareness regarding harmful effects of chlorine have
now begun to sink in.
| In this scenario photolysis
emerges as the best and the most eco-friendly way to disinfect domestic
water supplies without the hazards of toxic by-products.
| Compact system construction
reduces space requirements to less than a third of that required for
conventional chlorination equipment, besides, offering flexibility of
upgradation to higher treatment volume with additional modules. Does not
leave any free residuals that would require further treatment.