Tag: disinfection

Chicago’s Giant Overflow Basin

7.9 billion gallons is a lot of water. That is the expected storage capacity of the Thornton Composite Reservoir, another addition to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) to manage stormwater and control wet weather overflows. The massive size of the hole cut into dolomite limestone is a marvel […]

Peracetic Acid as a Wastewater Disinfectant Alternative

As a former KPDES permit writer who specialized in drafting municipal wastewater discharge permits, I have a good idea of the disinfectant technologies used at municipal wastewater treatment plants throughout Kentucky. The methods of disinfection I most often encountered were chlorine and ultraviolet (UV). Although these technologies have proven to be effective, the drawbacks of […]