Technical evaluation of a copper:silver ion swimming pool disinfection unit

Richard J. Scholze, Charles P. Gerba, Moyasar T. Yahya, Lee K. Landeen

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Abstract

The paper reports on an investigation of a mock swimming pool setup on a laboratory scale. The study used indoor and outdoor simulated swimming pools to compare the efficacy of electrolytically generated copper:silver ions alone and with reduced levels of free chlorine against higher levels of chlorine in reducing numbers of microorganisms. Study results indicated that the addition of electrolytically generated copper:silver ions at the ratio of 400:40 ug/L to simulated swimming pool water allowed the concentration of free chlorine to be reduced while maintaining adequate disinfection for the indoor swimming pools. The outdoor pools showed the best results with the higher level of free chlorine residual, followed by the combination of free chlorine and copper:silver ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnviron Eng Proc 1989 Spec Conf
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages409-416
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)087262711X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventEnvironmental Engineering: Proceedings of the 1989 Specialty Conference - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Jul 10 1989Jul 12 1989

Publication series

NameEnviron Eng Proc 1989 Spec Conf

Other

OtherEnvironmental Engineering: Proceedings of the 1989 Specialty Conference
CityAustin, TX, USA
Period7/10/897/12/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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