Enviro Tech’s specialists among the team of PAA experts authoring a WEF publication

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The book aims to provide PAA knowledge to adopt this greener technology in wastewater facilities


MODESTO, Calif. – October 7, 2020 – Jacquelyn Wilson, our Technical Wastewater Sales Manager, and Phil Harvey, our Vice President of National Operations, are among the team of Peracetic Acid (PAA) experts who authored a new Water Environment Federation (WEF) publication. The book Peracetic Acid Disinfection: Implementation Considerations for Water Resource Recovery Facilities aims to bridge the PAA knowledge gap between wastewater professionals by providing guidance on implementing PAA disinfection technologies in wastewater facilities.

PAA disinfection is a greener technology that has been used in Europe for more than a decade to reduce or eliminate trihalomethane and other disinfection byproducts from wastewater treatment processes. Due to the U.S. EPA updated ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) for human health, PAA appears to be the perfect option to comply with these new standards. Nevertheless, the lack of available information about the evaluation and implementation of this technology has slowed its adoption in the United States and Canada.

Authored by a selected team of disinfection professionals, engineers, PAA manufacturers, regulators, facility owners, and operators with direct PAA project experience — Enviro Tech’s Jacquelyn Wilson and Phil Harvey among them — the WEF publication fills this knowledge gap. The book provides a definitive, single-source PAA implementation guide for the wastewater professional, presenting an overview of PAA disinfection’s chemistry and kinetics. Its contents also offer practical knowledge through case study examples of small and large facilities to assist personnel with design, permitting, implementation, and day-to-day operations with the PAA greener technology.
Find further information about this WEF publication at https://news.wef.org/new-wef-handbook-covers-peracetic-acid-disinfection/