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UDC 550.4:541.183

S. V. Kushnir, M. V. Kost, R. P. Kozak

Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals, Lviv, Ukraine

e-mail: M_Kost_2007@ukr.net

The changes of pH and Eh in water and aqueous NaCl – solutions at 20 °C during the transmission of pure gases (N2, O2, air, CO22) in different modes of barbotage are experimentally investigated. The results are analyzed taking into account modern notions of the structure of liquid water and its surface (interface). Generally, the barbotage process consists of two stages: I – the first 10 minutes with the rapid increasing in pH and decreasing in Eh due to leaching of dissolved CO2 and O2; II – up to 2-3 hours when Eh continues to decrease slowly, but pH can increase (alkaline BCE) or decrease (acid BCE), indicating the acidic nature of gas/water surface and aerosols produced during barbotage. Special experiments on the magnetic stirrer showed that noticeable changes in pH and Eh begin only after the transition from laminar regime of mixing to turbulent, which leads to a significant increasing of the structural temperature of water and a corresponding reduction in the solubility of oxygen and Eh values. This is the main reason for the changes at the first step of barbotage, which can be called as the turbulent BCE. We must highlight the differentiation of ions during barbotage in mixed salt solutions. To explain this phenomenon of ion BCE, the hypothesis of neutral ion pairs has been proposed and substantiated, which satisfactorily explains the genesis and properties of marine aerosols.

Keywords: water, solutions, barbotage chemical effects (BCE), mechanisms of BCE, structural temperature of water, marine aerosols.

Cite this article as: Kushnir, S.V., Kost, M.V., Kozak, R.P. WPT STN (2016) 20:30. | Download (PDF)

04.04.2017 at 7:30 pm


UDC 628.33: 628.5432(088.8)

G. G. Trohymenko1, M. D. Gomelya2

1Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Mykolaiv, Ukraine
2National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine

e-mail: gomelya@users.ntu-kpi.kiev.ua

The results of the water stabilization treatment studies to feed the cooling water circulation systems by ion exchange method are reported. The processes of the water softener on strongly and weakly acidic cation resins in the presence of copper ions are studied. The relation of the water purification efficiency from copper and its softening depending on the form of the ion-exchanger and water consumption was determined. It is shown that the use of weakly acidic cation resin in the acid form provides nearly complete decarbonization of water by partial acidification. The use of ion exchangers in salt form allowsto neutralize the waterwith effective mitigation and clean-up of the copper ions. The processes of cation resin regeneration by acidic and saline solutions were analyzed. It is shown that the make-up cooling systems by softened water will introduce stagnant circulation cooling system that will provide reliable protection of waters from pollution by power plan wastewater copper ions.

Keywords: cation resin, heavy metals, ion exchange,ion-exchanger regeneration, water circulating systems.

Cite this article as: Trohymenko, G.G., Gomelya, M.D. WPT STN (2016) 20:48. | Download (PDF)

04.04.2017 at 7:07 pm


UDC 628-35

S. V. Konontcev

National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kiev, Ukraine

e-mail: akula13@ukr.net

The aim of this work is to study the features of contaminated water formation in the recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) plants for breeding of sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1820) and to develop the effective biotechnology for water quality recovering to allow water reuse. Disadvantages of classical water treatment technology from dissolved nitrogen compounds by using the nitrification with following denitrification lead to significant slowdown in the fish growth and increase the cost of products. On the basis of the analysis of pollutants concentrations in the catfish farm, which is working on the RAS-principle, the features of contaminated water formation and the reasons of low efficiency of facilities for mechanical and biological treatment were determined. The biotechnology that provides effective removal of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus compounds by using phytoreactor with floating aquatic plants was proposed. Expediency of using molluscs in the processes of transformation of undissolved organic compounds in RAS water was proved. A comprehensive scheme of biological water treatment in RAS-plants for breeding of catfish was developed.

Keywords: water treatment, nitrogen removal, RAS, biotechnology.

Cite this article as: Konontcev, S.V. WPT STN (2016) 20:57. | Download (PDF)

04.04.2017 at 6:38 pm


UDC 621.187

V. Z. Kochmarskii

National University of Water and Environment Engineering. Physics and Technologic Laboratory of Water Systems, Rivne, Ukraine

e-mail: orest-kr@ukr.net

It has been determined that the rate of СО2, Са2+ and Н+ concentration change in the “CaCl2 + NaHCO3 + HOH + ↑↓CO2” system previously saturated with carbon dioxide as a result of its air blowing out has a pulsation character. Oscillation amplitude is greater than measurement errors. Furrier’s analysis of these processes has been made and characteristic oscillation periods that are not connected with temperature pulsation have been determined. Specified periods are compared to characteristic time of inner transformations in the system. Some of these periods are close to the known СО2 hydrolysis time and СаНСО3+ complex dissociation.

Keywords: Artesian water, water quality, hygiene and environmental criteria, priority indicators, water treatment.

Cite this article as: Kochmarskii, V.Z. WPT STN (2016) 19:3. | Download (PDF)

17.11.2016 at 1:33 pm


UDC 504.5:628.33

V. P. Malin1, V. M. Galimova2, N. D. Gomelya1

1National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
2National University of Bioresources and Environmental Management of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

e-mail: veronica_m_p@ukr.net

The results of studies to determine the effectiveness of KU-2-8 cation extracting copper ions from water hardness ions in the presence of low concentrations of copper ions. It is shown that at concentration of copper from 1 to 30 mg/dm3 extraction of copper takes place in static conditions inefficiently both from distilled and from tap water irrespective of an ionite form. This indicator decreases at increase in volume of solution at the fixed ionite volume. Significant efficiency removal of copper ions in this cation achieved in dynamic conditions using resin in acid and salt form in the presence of ions in solution stiffness. It was established that the efficiency of desorption of copper ions hydrochloric acid solutions in static conditions was low. In dynamic conditions reached almost complete desorption of copper ions by solutions of hydrochloric acid.

Keywords: cation exchanger, heavy metals, ion exchange, ionite regeneration, monitoring, sample preparation.

Cite this article as: Malin, V.P., Galimova, V.M., Gomelya, N.D. WPT STN (2016) 19:10. | Download (PDF)

17.11.2016 at 1:09 pm


UDC 66.066.3 + 544.022.822:66. – 94.941

A. K. Zapolskiy

Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University, Vinnitsa, Ukraine

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The modern chemical science appeared in dead spot because of inveterate hypotheses of free ions formation in aqueous solutions. Resistance of water colloidal dispersion systems was explained by the formation of the electrical double layer (EDL) on the surface of the dispersed phase due to spontaneous electrolytic dissociation of the molecules of dissolved substances into the ions (cations and anions) and interaction forces of molecular attraction (van der Waals forces) and electrostatic repulsion forces.
I believe that in an aqueous solution the substances dissolve to molecules and their spontaneous dissociation into ions doesn’t happen. Dissociation into ions occurs only in the case of chemical reactions. The impetus of the chemical reaction is to destroy the hydrogen bonding of water clusters and formation of highly active radicals and the compounds entering into the conjugate chemical reaction with dissolved gases and other substances. The transfer of electric charges in the aqueous solution is carried out by the mixed proton-electron conductivity, which occurs as a result of the spatial distribution of charges in the supramolecular structures.
During the investigation of colloid-dispersed systems it is necessary to take into account the flow of chemical interaction between the dispersed phase and the dispersion medium (water), especially the passage of conjugate chemical reactions between the products of dissociation of water clusters with dissolved substances.
As far as spontaneous dissociation of the compounds (including strong electrolytes) into ions in the aqueous solution doesn’t occur, therefore no EDL is formed on the surface of the colloid-dispersed particles.
As a result of interaction between the solid particle and clusters of water there is a formation of uncompensated positively charged oxonium ions and negative hydrated hydroxide ions (hydrated electrons) on the surface of solid particles, and electrostatic charges. The latter are formed as a result of Brownian motion of solid particles.
In the process of coagulant water purification aluminum sulphate stays in the form of dimers [Al2(H2O)24](SO4)3, has a charge of 6+ and hydrolyzes to form aluminum dihydroxylsulphate. The latter subsequently undergoes hydrolytic polymerization with formation of tetramers and ring structures of six-core complexes similar to mineral hydrargillite. The link between these structures is carried out by diol groups leading eventually to X-ray amorphous structures of hydrargillite aluminum.
In constructing the micellar structures – micelles (the first building blocks of colloid-dispersed phase) one should take into account the crystal structure of the substance resulting from the condensation process. The process of coagulation in aqueous colloid-disperse systems is physicochemical.

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Cite this article as: Zapolskiy, A.K. WPT STN (2016) 19:19. | Download (PDF)

17.11.2016 at 12:15 pm


UDC 543.3:626.22(477.44)

V. S. Shunkov1, I. S. Yezlovetska2

1National Pirogov memorial medical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
2Dumansky Institute of colloid chemistry and water chemistry of NAS of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

e-mail: shunkov.vasiliy@yandex.ru, i.ezlovetskaya@ukr.net

The estimation of the quality of underground waters was performed of prevailing on the territory of aquifer complex in the area fractured zone Precambrian crystalline rocks as the sources of drinking water supply of Vinnytsia region based on the most current approaches on the example of the representative area of Vinnytsia region. The received results allowed to characterize the underground waters as “excellent”, very clean according to the blocks organoleptic, microbiological, parasitological indicators and indicators of radiation safety (class 1), which fully satisfy regulatory requirements for drinking water; as transitional in quality from “excellent”, very clean to “good”, clean according to the blocks of toxicological indicators of the chemical composition of water and general sanitary of chemical indicators (class 2).
A general list of priority indicators of water quality was established, which will be determinative when choosing modern methods of water conditioning. It was found out that these ones included total water hardness, total iron, manganese and a range of toxicological components, natural level of which corresponded to class 2 in quality, but exceeded regulatory requirements for drinking water (aluminum, nickel, lead). According to the established priority indicators modern methods of intensification of the processes of water conditioning were offered. Those methods can be used during production and exploitation of groundwater sources.

Keywords: Artesian water, water quality, hygiene and environmental criteria, priority indicators, water treatment.

Cite this article as: Shunkov, V.S., Yezlovetska, I.S. WPT STN (2016) 19:32. | Download (PDF)

17.11.2016 at 10:42 am


UDC 543.31:(546.81:628.1.033)

I. M. Andrusyshyna1, I. O. Golub1, Z. V. Maletskyi2

1DY “Institute of Occupational Health of NAMS of Ukrainу”, Kiev, Ukraine
2National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine

e-mail: irina_andrei@voliacable.com

This review focuses on the problem of environmental pollution by lead and its impact on human health. Was provided a historical excursus on the use of human lead and product thereof. Lead is known as one of the most important types of mineral raw materials and at the same time is a global polluter, including and water. In the article summarizes the current understanding sources of receipt and the migration of lead in the environment. Lead is a substance of 1Class of danger for humans and therefore its content in food, drinking water, air and food strictly normalized. It has been shown that the major source of lead for human is drinking water. In this article also discussed issues of lead toxicity and given the toxicological characteristic of effects on human health. Covers the question risk of lead poisoning to the growing body of the child. Given recommendations to reduce the lead intake from drinking water.

Keywords: lead, drinking water, human health.

Cite this article as: Andrusyshyna, I.M., Golub, I.O., Maletskyi, Z.V. WPT STN (2016) 19:40. | Download (PDF)

17.11.2016 at 10:24 am


UDC 628.161.2

A. N. Kvartenko

National University of Water Industry and Nature Management, Rivne, Ukraine

e-mail: as-755@rambler.ru

The purpose of this paper is to review the latest technologies based on biochemical method of purification of groundwater, as well as the definition of its advantages over traditional technologies. The prospects of using this method in the modern world and the ways of intensification of the biochemical method of purification of groundwater are considered. It is noted that in the present conditions an important task of intensification of existing or newly designed iron removal stations, is to transfer them from the extensive technologies to technologies that provide a high rate of oxidation of iron compounds, lead to a decrease in the volume of wash water, an increase in the duration of the filtration cycle, improve operating conditions, a decrease in capital and operating costs. Based on the results of the experience review as for using this method in the modern world, it is recognized that it is one of the possible directions of intensification at iron removal stations.
Technological schemes and parameters are also given. The optimal conditions of iron bacteria life cycle , structure of their capsule are represented . Based on a review of research the difference between the structure and physicochemical properties of sewage sludge, resulting from the use of traditional physical and chemical methods, and biological iron removal method is shown. These technologies, developed by the author. It is shown how they differ from existing technologies. The main differences between the biological and conventional physical and chemical methods of iron removal are discussed.

Keywords: biological method of iron removal, iron bacteria, biominerals.

Cite this article as: Kvartenko, A.N. WPT STN (2016) 19:51. | Download (PDF)

16.11.2016 at 5:16 pm


UDC 628.356.39

I.V. Klymenko, A.V. Ivanchenko, M.D. Voloshyn

Dneprodzerzhinsk State Technical University, Dneprodzerzhinsk

e-mail: iren.klimencko@yandex.ru

Indicated urgency of modernizing existing municipal wastewater treatment plants in connection with reduction of volumes wastewater discharged by the population of Ukraine. It is shown that the biological method is preferred for most treatment plants. The aim of this work is to improve existing devices for biological treatment of municipal wastewater for use in reducing the volume of wastewater supplied to the population. Analyzed the classical scheme of biological wastewater treatment according to which the residence time of wastewater in the primary and secondary sedimentation tanks exceeds the design value by more than 3 times, and in aeration tanks in 2,7. Developed and presented new design of the combined aerotank-settler the special feature which is compactness and possibility of use for small volumes of wastewater. Offered an improved technology of biological wastewater treatment using aerotank-settler which is recommended for most municipal treatment plants of Ukraine.

Keywords: wastewater, biological treatment, activated sludge, aerotank-settler.

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06.05.2016 at 4:21 pm

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