CEEX M1 No. 758 / 06.09.2006, Program: MENER

Title:

METHOD AND INSTALATION FOR CHLORINE PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION TO POTABLE WATER CLORINATION IN POINTS ALONG THE WATER PIPE


Project Manager: CS I Dr.Ing. Nicolae MIRICA


Coordonator: National Institute of Research and Development for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter –INCEMC- Timişoara

Partner #1: „POLITEHNICA” University of Timişoara

Partner #2: “RALUCA RIPAN” Chemistry Research Institute - Cluj Napoca

Partner #3: Energetic Designing And Study Institute - ISPE S.A. - Bucharest

Partner #4: RA “AQUATIM” Timişoara

Partner #5: TRANSILVANIA” University of Brasov


Thematic fields: 6 (6.2) Environment - Sustainable management of resources ( conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources)


Project’s Duration: 26 Months --- September 2006 – November 2008


Project’s Budget: 1.500.000 RON

Public funds : 1.500.000 RON

Private funds: 0


Abstract:

In the durable management of the natural and artificial resources, the potable water management has an important impact because of its direct impact on the population health. The properties of the potable water are stipulated by laws and must always be kept between the legal limits. In order to stop the water infestation with microorganisms after its treatment, the only solution for the town pipe system is the chlorination. Because of the decrease of the remaining chlorine in time, the chlorination done at the water treatment factory is excessive. This fact can be modified by injecting chlorine in points, directly into the pipeline. But the transport and stocking of chlorine is dangerous.

The project offers a method and a technology for electrochemically generating chlorine from a salty solution (eventually sea water) and for chlorination of potable water by injecting the obtained chlorine directly into the potable water pipe.

The electrochemical obtaining of the chlorine in situ from the salty solution is a clean method (easy to automatize) that eliminates the transport and stocking of the chlorine gas. It also ensures the necessary quantity of chlorine for keeping the remaining chlorine level in the water at the legal level (big enough to keep the microorganisms from multiplying, but small enough to be easily tolerated by the human body). This way, the initial excessive chlorination is eliminated and the chlorine level in the potable water pipes is kept

Therefore, the project will make an important difference in the durable management of one of the most important resources – THE POTABLE WATER.


Execution Plan:


Stages

Activities

Results/ Documents for the results presentation

Deadlines

I.

Activity I.1.

Aquisition for the research-development materials completing; updating of documentary study over municipal potable water treatment

Research report

30.11.2006

II.

Activity II.1

Aquisition for the research-development materials completing; updating of documentary study over electrode processes in electrochemical chlorine obtaining

Research report

30.03.2007

Activity II.2

Aquisition for the research-development materials completing; updating of documentary study over DSA fabrication for electrochemical chlorine obtaining

Research report

30.03.2007

III.

Activity III.1

Laboratory study over DSA fabrication for electrochemical chlorine obtaining

Research report

30.09.2007

Activity III.2

Laboratory tehnology elaboration for DSA fabrication

Laboratory method

30.09.2007

Activity III.3

Documentary study over chlorine and chlorinated substances analysis methods

Research report

30.09.2007

Activity III.4

Laboratory experiments over chlorine and chlorinated substances analysis methods

Experiment report

30.09.2007

Activity III.5

Comunication and publication (at national and international level) of the results

Scientific comunications/ articles/papers

30.09.2007

Activity III.6

Identification and assignation of the intellectual property over results, if it is necessary

Patent, if it is necessary

30.09.2007

IV.

Activity IV.1

Designing and execution of DSA fabrication instalation

Blueprint

Model

15.02.2008

Activity IV.2

Laboratory study over chlorine obtaining from saline solution

Research report

15.02.2008

Activity IV.3

Experiments and optimization of DSA fabrication instalation

Experiment report

15.02.2008

Activity IV.4

Elaboration of DSA fabrication instalation handbook

Handbook

15.02.2008

Activitate IV.5

DSA fabrication

Test batch

15.02.2008

Activity IV.6

Laboratory study over chlorine obtaining from saline solution

Research report

15.02.2008

Activity IV.7

Laboratory technology develpoment over chlorine obtaining from saline solution

Laboratory method

15.02.2008

Activity IV.8

Comunication and publication (at national and international level) of the results

Scientific comunications/ articles/papers

15.02.2008

Activity IV.9

Identification and assignation of the intellectual property over results, if it is necessary

Patent, if it is necessary

15.02.2008

V.

Activity V.1

Functional model design

Blueprint

15.05.2008

Activity V.2

Documentary study over sensors for chlorine detection in water and air

Research report

15.05.2008

Activity V.3

Development of sensors for chlorine detection in water and air

Test batch

15.05.2008

Activity V.4

Study over counterelectrode generated hydrogen using

Research report

15.05.2008

Activity V.5

Functional model execution

Model

15.05.2008

Activity V.6

Laboratory experiment of sensors for chlorine detection in water and air

Experiment report

15.05.2008

Activity V.7

Documentary study over functional model automatization, data transmitting and remote control

Research report

15.05.2008

Activity V.8

Functional model automatization

Automatization diagram

15.05.2008

Activity V.9

Documentary study over chlorine injection in pressurized pipes

Research report

15.05.2008

Activity V.10

Design and execution of chlorine injection in pressurized pipes system

Blueprint,

Model

15.05.2008

Activity V.11

Comunication and publication (at national and international level) of the results

Scientific comunications/ articles/papers

15.05.2008

Activity V.12

Identification and assignation of the intellectual property over results, if it is necessary

Patent, if it is necessary

15.05.2008

VI.

Activity VI.1

Experiments and functional model optimization

Experiment report

30.11.2008

Activity VI.2

Experiments and optimization of sensors for chlorine detection in water and air

Experiment report

30.11.2008

Activity VI.3

Experiments and optimization of functional model automatization, data transmitting and remote control

Experiment report

30.11.2008

Activity VI.4

Experiments and optimization of chlorine injection in pressurized pipes system

Experiment report

30.11.2008

Activity VI.5

Experiments over chlorine and chlorinated substances analysis methods

Experiment report

30.11.2008

Activity VI.6

Elaboration of functional model presentation and using handbook

Handbook

30.11.2008

Activity VI.7

Handbook of sensors for chlorine detection in water and air elaboration

Handbook

30.11.2008

Activity VI.8

Elaboration of handbook for chlorine injection in pressurized pipes system

Handbook

30.11.2008

Activity VI.9

Presentation of functional model and demonstration of its functionality and utility

Demonstration report

30.11.2008

Activity VI.10

Comunication and publication (at national and international level) of the results

Scientific comunications/ articles/papers

30.11.2008

Activity VI.11

Identification and assignation of the intellectual property over results, if it is necessary

Patent, if it is necessary

30.11.2008