Contamination of Trichloroethylene in Drinking Water System and Its Degradation

Authors

  • Devi Lal Adhikari Department of Physics, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Tribhuvan University
  • Chikashi Sato School of Engineering, Idaho State University
  • Shobha Kanta Lamichhane Department of Physics, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Tribhuvan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/hj.v3i0.7269

Keywords:

Photolysis, Sonolysis, TCE concentration

Abstract

Photolysis and sonolysis of trichloroethylene (TCE) in water was investigated using a cup-horn, flow-through reactor system. Water containing titanium dioxide was deliberately contaminated with TCE. These solutions were irradiated with ultraviolet light (UV) and ultrasonic waves (US). The decrease in the TCE concentration was observed in water under both US and UV treatments. Present findings declare that the use of UV and US decreased the TCE concentration. With the reactor specifications used, the photolysis and sonolysis processes can produce water meeting the drinking water standard (MCLs of 5?g/L) for TCE.

The Himalayan Physics
Vol. 3, No. 3
2012
Page : 13-17

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Published

2012-12-26

How to Cite

Adhikari, D. L., Sato, C., & Lamichhane, S. K. (2012). Contamination of Trichloroethylene in Drinking Water System and Its Degradation. Himalayan Physics, 3, 13–17. https://doi.org/10.3126/hj.v3i0.7269

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