The Development and Evaluation of Ultrasound in the Biocidal Treatment of Water,

Sukhi Phull, Alan Newman, John P Lorimer, Bruno Pollet, Timothy Mason

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Abstract

The effect of ultrasound upon the destruction of micro-organisms has been studied and reported here. The results obtained from the work carried out has shown that ultrasound can be used effectively for water disinfection and has several advantages. When used in conjunction with chlorine it significantly reduces the number of bacteria present in water samples. Ultrasound also reduces the amount of chlorine required for disinfection. Increasing the power of ultrasound leads to greater efficiency in the destruction of bacterial cells. High frequency ultrasound is more beneficial than low frequency in the disinfection of water.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997

Keywords

  • Water Treatment
  • Biocidal action
  • Ultrasound

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