waste water

Wastewater Treatment

Microbial control is important for both lowering the maintenance intervals and for disinfection purposes at wastewater treatment plants.

Various antimicrobials are commonly used as components for routine maintenance of the treatment plants as microorganisms can be present in large numbers in sewage effluent. These microorganisms not only can cause considerable corrosion damage but also can result in waterborne disease outbreaks, unless the effluent is treated.

Chlorination is one of the most widely used methods of wastewater treatment and is used worldwide to destroy pathogens. Chlorine is known to be effective in destroying a variety of bacteria, viruses and protozoa in wastewater, including Salmonella, Shigella and Vibrio cholera1.

1 Source: American Chemistry Council, “Wastewater Chlorination: An Enduring Public Health Practice”