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Review of the ‘Advanced Oxidation Handbook’

by Ani Siyahian

LA Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, California
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The “Advanced Oxidation Handbook” fulfills its purpose of providing a brief introduction to the fundamentals, design and operation of Advanced Oxidation Technologies (AOT).

The handbook covers the basic principles of advanced oxidation and photochemistry, as well as the practical aspects to be taken into consideration when designing and operating treatment facilities. For instance, discussion of various types of AOTs is provided along with practical design parameters to be considered ranging from water quality, process equipment sizing to where the facility should be located. Several examples of existing facilities utilizing the technology are provided in the handbook, demonstrating the various applications of AOTs.

This handbook is useful for engineers, scientists and managers involved in introducing AOTs into their water system treatment processes.