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Inactivation of viruses, bacteria, spores and protozoa by ultraviolet irradiation in drinking water practice: a review

See — The inactivation rate constants (k-value) of pathogenic viruses, bacteria and protozoa and indicator or model microorganisms for monochromatic UV253_7 radiation have been calculated from literature studies describing experiments of seeded microorganisms in collimated beam apparatus with low-pressure lamps. Results show that data of most studies fitted well in the first-order Chick-Watson disinfection…

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