There are many technologies for water disinfection. The first of these is chemical disinfection. There is a wide variety of products that can be used. Among the most common are chlorine and chloramine.
- To learn more about the difference between these two compounds, we invite you to consult these articles
In addition to chlorination, one of the most common chemical disinfection techniques is the addition of ozone to water. Although this technology is part of the chemical disinfection family, it is very different since ozone is a very volatile oxidizing agent, which is why it must be created on site by an ozone generator.
- If you are curious to know more about the ozonation process, we invite you to read this article.
As mentioned above, there are not only chemical disinfection techniques. There are also physical disinfection techniques. As far as physical disinfection is concerned, we can think of UV irradiation.
Since UV irradiation is a complex technology and this article is not intended to define how it works, we refer you to this article to learn more about how it works, its capabilities, its advantages/disadvantages and the costs associated with it: Shed light on UV Irradiation.
In addition to these techniques, there are also physico-chemical techniques for water disinfection. Electrodeionization, an ion exchange technique, is part of the physicochemical disinfection group. Better known under the terms EDI or CEDI, these technologies work thanks to the emission of an electric current allowing the production of pure water.
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