Chloramine Removal – Pools, Spas, Indoor Facilities
Chlorine is an effective disinfectant, killing algae, mold and bacteria that can cause illnesses. But, the chemical reaction between chlorine and naturally occurring organic matter in the water form new chemical compounds called disinfection by-products. These disinfection by-products, primarily chloramines, have their own set of potentially dangerous health effects. The presence of chloramines is immediately recognizable in the familiar “pool smell” as they build up in the water and become air borne. Symptoms of over exposure are irritation to eyes, nose, mouth and/or lungs.
Ultraviolet light (UV) systems from Evoqua are the technology of choice for aquatic facilities. UV light has the unique ability to decompose chloramines to harmless compounds while also providing additional disinfection power without chemicals. When UV light systems are installed in the circulating water piping, the water and air quality are improved. Additionally, operating costs and risks for the facility owners are reduced.
UV light systems:
Improve air quality by eliminating chloramines
Reduce HVAC costs with improved air quality
Reduce corrosion and damge to structures and electronics
Reduce cost of normal chlorine consumption
Reduce cost and need for super chlorination or “shock treatments”
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Chlorine Removal – Aquariums and Zoos
Chlorine is an effective disinfectant, killing algae, mold and bacteria that can cause illnesses. Used in many public water supplies to protect human health and within large facilities to inhibit growth of microorganisms, chlorine is harmful to aquatic life and animals in general. Maintaining the proper environment in aquariums; chemistry, clarity, temperature, and pH is required to provide a safe environment for the inhabitants, but also to provide an enjoyable experience for visitors.
Activated carbon systems from Evoqua are the technology of choice for removing chlorine, organics and others impurities to improve the water quality in these facilities. When activated carbon systems are installed in the incoming water to aquariums and zoos, chlorine and organic compounds are removed from the water by adsorption onto the granular activated carbon media.
After a period of time, the activated carbon will need to be removed and replaced with new activated carbon. The level of chlorine and organics in the water, combined with the flow rate and backwash frequency, will determine this time span. Evoqua provides maintenance and operating services to help you with this procedure in some countries and can even provide mobile treatment for emergency or temporary solutions.
Chlorine and Chloramine Removal Technologies for Your Wastewater Applications
Granular Activated Carbon
Chemical Feed and Disinfection
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NCAA Diving Champions Breathe Easier
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas is the second school in NCAA history to host the NCAA Division I Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in successive weeks during March 2009.
The Student Recreation Center has four pools and three spas onsite. The center was built in 1996 and is heavily used throughout the day. Currently there are 19,000 swimmers who monthly utilize the three pools and two spas housed within the Student Recreation Center Natatorium and the Center’s outdoor instructional pool and cool spa. In addition to the Men and Women Dive teams’ daily practices and competition diving events, the pools and spas are also used for other swimming programs such as water aerobics and scuba diving.
After 15 years, the university decided it wanted to improve the air quality in the natatorium and upgrade its facility with leading-edge technology.
The university already had a working relationship with Evoqua and knew the quality of its products and performance which helped to influence its decision when the time came to look at upgrading its facility.
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