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Registration Open for IUVA Japan

UV Innovations: Toward Sustainable Water Use
April 22, 2016 (one day)
University of Tokyo, Hongo campus

Topics will include:

  • An overview of UV applications in North America and Asia
  • UV treatment at drinking water treatment plants sourcing surface water
  • Difficulties at small water supply systems, and UV technologies as a potential solution
  • Emerging UV technologies for water treatment
For more information, visit https://www.iuva.org/iuva-symposium-tokyo-0.

Review of IUVA/WEF Publication Posted

A review of the recent IUVA/WEF publication “Ultraviolet Disinfection for Wastewater – Low-Dose Application Guidance for Secondary and Tertiary Discharges – can be found at www.wef.org/publications/page_wet.aspx?id=12884907150&page=ca§ion=Water%20Volumes.

Submissions Sought for Publication

The amounts of pharmaceuticals used worldwide are increasing. After use, large parts of these pharmaceuticals are excreted via urine and feces, which ends up in wastewater. However, most WWTPs have not been designed to deal with such compounds. As a result, surface waters contain increasing concentrations of all kinds of pharmaceuticals. This may not only be harmful for aquatic life but also may affect the production of safe drinking water. A lot of research is dedicated to finding methods for dealing with these compounds, either in surface water or in drinking water. Therefore, the journal Water will dedicate a special issue to this topic, focusing on abatement and control options for pharmaceuticals and metabolites in the aquatic environment.

You are kindly invited to send in your paper for publication in this special issue. Deadline for manuscript submissions is June 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.mdpi.com.