Kinetics and benefits of employing UV light for the treatment of aqueous ammonia in wastewater
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Nitrogen compounds, such as aqueous ammonia, are a widespread problem in the wastewater industry as they are toxic to numerous aquatic life, cause eutrophication, and contribute to various environmental concerns. Environment Canada has mandated new wastewater regulations, limiting un-ionized ammonia discharge to 1.25 mg/L, expressed as nitrogen. This study provides insight into methods for removing nitrogen compounds, specifically aqueous ammonia, from wastewater. Two wastewater treatment technologies were compared: Ultra Violet light and an electrochemical process. These treatments were evaluated individually, as well as in combination, to determine potential synergistic effects.