Development of the Next Generation UV Disinfection Models for Wastewater Treatment


UV disinfection technology is recognized as a potent tool for the disinfection of water and wastewater. A recent study of wastewater treatment technologies concluded that UV and ozone treatment are the most advantageous advanced technologies for disinfection of pathogens. Trojan Technologies Inc. (Trojan), the industry partner, based in London, Ontario, Canada, is the world leader in the development, design, manufacture and sale of UV reactor systems for wastewater treatment projects. The overriding goal of this research project is to advance the knowledge of UV wastewater disinfection to 1) help Trojan develop the next generation leading technology and 2) establish guidelines that will help practitioners size, design and operate UV wastewater systems with enhanced performance consistency. In essence, a successful research project will lead to both sustained market dominance for Trojan and future market growth, as well as keeping Ontario at the forefront of the development of wastewater treatment technologies.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Yuri Lawryshyn


Colin Powell


Trojan Technologies


Engineering - chemical / biological


Environmental industry


University of Toronto



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