American Society of Civil Engineers

Chemically Induced Redox Reactions in Water Treatment: A Summary of Advanced and Direct Technologies

by George P. Anipsitakis, (Chastain-Skillman, Inc., 4705 Old Highway 37, P.O. Box 5710, Lakeland, FL 33807-5710 E-mail: and Dionysios D. Dionysiou, (University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 765 Baldwin Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0071 E-mail:
Section: Water Treatment I, pp. 1-10, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: World Environmental and Water Resource Congress 2006: Examining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns
Abstract: It is impressive how lengthy the list of chemical technologies based on redox phenomena is and the treatment objectives one can achieve based solely on redox chemistry. This paper provides an overview of oxidation-reduction processes used for the transformation and destruction of targeted water contaminants. The most important oxidation-reduction reagents are further discussed here and classified in three general categories. Key characteristics of each technology are also underlined.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Water treatment