Ultraviolet Led Technology for the Disinfection of Water for Human Consumption Cfd Modeling of Reactors and Study of Kinetic Processes

Project Details


General objective

The objective of this research is to study the efficiency of UV-LED disinfection by analyzing design and operation factors of laboratory reactors, inactivation factors and reactivation factors of indicator bacterial microorganisms present in drinking water.


Comprehensive water management is becoming more important at the national level, in such a way that it will be necessary to develop research on new appropriate and adaptable technologies at the national level for wastewater treatment, specifically with regard to Disinfection. Therefore, it would be novel to develop a proposed and validated system, based on design criteria, proposed structure and operating conditions of a disinfection system using UV-LED technologies. Regarding the problems and investigative background mentioned in the corresponding section, mention that, although there is research on conventional disinfection processes, most of them are oriented towards the study of conventional disinfection with chlorine and other processes. However, there is a field that has not yet been studied in depth, and that is the reason for the justification of this research project, which is why the objective of this research is to establish an optimal scientific proposal for the configuration of UV- LED analyzing factors of wavelength, quenching efficiency, and; design, rate and hydraulic efficiency of the reactor. We believe that the results of this work will provide useful information for the application of UV-LED technology in water disinfection systems. From the institutional point of view, mention that this project is established, to be integrated into a macro project between the University of Cuenca, ETAPA, University of Azuay and Salesian Polytechnic University, called "Ucubamba Experimental Station for the investigation of Treatment Technologies of domestic effluents (EETT)” and includes the construction of an experimental station for Wastewater Treatment, where different treatment technologies of fundamentally decentralized operation will be produced on a pilot scale to study them with scientific rigor under controlled conditions, obtaining parameters and kinetic constants of the main physical, chemical and biological processes that occur (Alvarado, 2020). With all this, this first phase of presentation will promote the empowerment of research in Domestic Wastewater Treatment technologies, in the research community of the University, whose main objective will be the study of Alternative Technologies for wastewater disinfection, experimentation at laboratory level, for later scaling up to the pilot plant level in the facilities of the Ucubamba Wastewater Treatment Plant in conjunction with the other institutions involved in macro research.
Effective start/end date1/07/21 → …


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