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Main Title Ozone disinfection and treatment of urban storm drain dry-weather flows : a pilot treatment plant demonstration project on the Kenter Canyon storm drain system in Santa Monica.
Author Greene, G. E.
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Greene, Gerald Edwin.
CORP Author Santa Monica Office of the City Engineer, CA. ;Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project, Monterey Park, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, CA. Region IX.
Publisher Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project,
Year Published 1992
Stock Number PB92-239268
Subjects Water--Purification--Ozonization. ; Storm sewers--Technological innovations.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Disinfection ; Storm drains ; Ozonation ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Urban drainage ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Heavy metals ; Pilot plants ; Bacteria ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Santa Monica(California)
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NTIS  PB92-239268 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 116 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The Pico-Kenter Canyon storm drain is typical of many in the region. Chemical contamination is low, but the water contains pathogenic human bacteria and viruses, signifying a health threat. Ozone is used to disinfect drinking water while forming few chlorination by-products. Santa Monica City evaluated ozonation of dry-weather storm drain flows to disinfect the water and estimated chemical concentrations. At ozone doses of 10-20 mg/L, microbial populations were reduced 3-5 log (99.9% to 99.999%). In many effluent samples, the reduction qualified the water for landscape irrigation projects. While ozonation by-products (aldehydes) were detected in the effluent (<100PPB), no increase in halogenated by-products, or mutagenicity, was observed. Based on State Ocean Objectives and Federal Potable Water MCLs, the primary hazardous chemicals in the water were copper, lead, and Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). While metals remain after ozonation, the concentrations of some organics were greatly reduced.
Prepared for the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project by Gerald E. Greene. "June 1992." Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49). Microfiche.