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BGMU’s Road to Alternative Disinfection—Mixed Oxidant Generation


The Bowling Green Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is one of the oldest water treatment facilities in the State of Kentucky. In the 147 years since the first pumping station was constructed on the Barren River in 1868, the city of Bowling Green has grown substantially, and into close proximity to the WTP. In 2015, Bowling Green Municipal Utilities (BGMU) began considering alternative disinfection options for the existing WTP gaseous chlorine system.

In a recent article for Straight from the Tap, SSR’s Lindsay Bryant and Mike Bernard, along with Doug Kimbler from BGMU, explore how they decided on the onside generated mixed oxidant system, the advantages and disadvantages of such a system, and how the system was implemented.

The article begins on page 47.

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