Disinfection of Biological Agents in the Field Using a Mobile Advanced Oxidation Process [open pdf - 775KB]
"The Army's Net Zero Initiative is an energy-conservation program that focuses on energy as well as water and waste usage procedures. All Net Zero projects are geared toward helping the military installation or community become more sustainable and resilient, with an emphasis on taking a systems approach. Net Zero projects must advance the state of the science and are focused on three general topic areas: water, energy, and waste, and the nexuses among them. This project examined the inactivation and/or removal of biological contaminants in dirty wash water using a portable ozone-UV [ultraviolet] AOP [advanced oxidative process] process. The strain of 'E. coli' used in these experiments is not a biological warfare agent, but acts as a surrogate for certain of the vegetative biological agents such as the enterohemorrhagic strain designated 'E. coli' 0157:H7."
EPA/600/R-16/112; Environmental Protection Agency 600/Report 16/112
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