IUVA Education Resource Center


My Guiding Principles

UV has become a critical pillar of many wastewater treatment processes to disinfect effluent without adding disinfection byproducts. Including classic, recent and current articles on integrating with the overall treatment process, case studies, process improvements, innovative applications, efficacy of UV under different circumstances; consequences of using UV, methodologies of testing and operating WW UV, special considerations and rules in different communities. I welcome vendor links to installation guidance, white papers, training manuals, case studies in digital control.

Dr. Amina Stoddart is an assistant professor in Dalhousie University’s department of civil and resource engineering and researcher at the Centre for Water Resources Studies. Her research team is leading a project aimed at detecting the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in human wastewater, helping to identify the potential presence of the virus quickly and before it can spread.

Dr. Amina Stoddart, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, Dalhousie University

Documents & Resources

WastewaterUV Disinfection for WastewaterBell et al.

Low-dose application guidance for secondary and tertiary discharge

WastewaterProtocol for the determination of fluence (UV dose) using a low-pressure or low-pressure high-output UV lamp in benchscale collimated beam ultraviolet experimentsBolton, Beck and Linden

CB test protocol with a step-by-step manner to make it easier to follow for experimental measurements.

WastewaterMethod for the Measurement of the Output of Monochromatic (254 nm) Low-Pressure UV LampsLawal, Dussert, Howarth, Platzer, Sadges, Muller, Whitby, Stowe, Adam, Witham, Engel, Posy, van der Pol, Bolton, Santelli

A methodology for measuring and benchmarking of UV lamp output from monochromatic (254 nm) lamps operated by a corresponding power supply (ballast).

WastewaterFluence (UV Dose) Required to Achieve Incremental Log Inactivation of Bacteria, Protozoa, Viruses and AlgaeMalyeri, Mohseni, Cairns, Bolton, Cheverefils, Caron, Barbeau, Wright, Linden

A summary of published data on the UV fluence-response data for various microorganisms encountered in the application, testing of performance, and validation of UV disinfection technologies.

WastewaterUniform Protocol for Wastewater UV Validation ApplicationsWhitby, Lawal, Ropic, Shmia, Ferran, Dussert

Guidance for validating wastewater disinfection systems