UDC 628.166.085
DOI 10.35776/VST.2023.08.02

Sobur Denis, Tkachev Andrei, Kostyuchenko S. V.

On the practicability of using ultraviolet to remove chloramines
in swimming pools


There is a practice of using ultraviolet irradiation as a method for removing chloramines from water in swimming pools and waterparks. The review of scientific publications devoted to this technology is presented. Based on the literature data, it is concluded that UV irradiation has practically no effect on the concentration of chloramines in water in swimming pools and waterparks. UV irradiation is more effective while being used for disinfection in combination with chlorination. The combination of UV irradiation and chlorination provides for the reliable disinfection with possible reducing the concentration of chlorine and its derivatives in pool water. And the removal of chloramines, if required, should be carried out by other technologies as part of advanced water treatment schemes that solve this problem more efficiently (correct multilayer filtration, the use of activated carbon, etc.).

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For citation: Sobur D. A., Tkachev A. A., Kostyuchenko S. V. On the practicability of using ultraviolet to remove chloramines in swimming pools. Vodosnabzhenie i Sanitarnaia Tekhnika, 2023, no. 8, pp. 16–21. DOI: 10.35776/VST.2023.08.02. (In Russian).

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