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Pesticide Removal

Pesticides can be found at microgram levels in ground water or surface water. They usually come from intensive agricultural activities. The most common pesticides found in water are Atrazine, DDT, lindane, Carbofuran, etc... In natural waters, pesticides are present at ppb (microgram/L) level. Most of them are hydrophobic and easily removed by adsorption on activated carbon filters. In case of large amounts or large plant capacities, nanofiltration can be a better adapted technology, avoiding hassle of media replacement. Lenntech can provide tailor made skid mounted or turnkey pesticide removal plant. Pesticides in drinking water guidelines:

Substance

Formula

Health based guideline by the WHO 20 g/l 10 g/l 0.03 g/l

Alachlor Aldicarb Aldrin and dieldrin

C14 H20 Cl N O2 C7 H14 N2 O4 S C12 H8 Cl6/ C12 H8 Cl6 O C8 H14 Cl N5 C10 H12 N2 O3 S C12 H15 N O3 C10 H6 Cl8 C10 H13 Cl N2 O C14 H9 Cl5 C3 H5 Br2 Cl C8 H6 Cl2 O3

Atrazine Bentazone Carbofuran Chlordane Chlorotoluron DDT 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) 1,2-Dichloropropane 1,3-Dichloropropane 1,3-Dichloropropene

2 g/l 30 g/l 5 g/l 0.2 g/l 30 g/l 2 g/l 1 g/l 30 g/l

C3 H6 Cl2 C3 H6 Cl2 CH3 CHClCH2 Cl

No guideline 20 g/l No guideline

Ethylene dibromide (EDB) Heptachlor and heptachlor epoxide Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Isoproturon Lindane MCPA Methoxychlor Metolachlor Molinate Pendimethalin Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Permethrin Propanil Pyridate Simazine Trifluralin Chlorophenoxy herbicides (excluding 2,4-D and MCPA) 2,4-DB Dichlorprop Fenoprop MCPB Mecoprop 2,4,5-T

Br CH2 CH2 Br C10 H5 Cl7 C10 H5 Cl7 O C12 H18 N2 O C6 H6 Cl6 C9 H9 Cl O3 (C6H4OCH3)2CHCCl3 C15 H22 Cl N O2 C9 H17 N O S C13 H19 O4 N3 C6 H Cl5 O C21 H20 Cl2 O3 C9 H9 Cl2 N O C19H23ClN2O2S C7 H12 Cl N5 C13 H16 F3 N3 O4 C10 H10 Cl2 O3 C9 H8 Cl2 03 C9H7Cl3O3 C11 H13 Cl O3 C10H11ClO3 C8 H5 Cl3 O3

No guideline 0.03 g/l 1 g/l 9 g/l 2 g/l 2 g/l 20 g/l 10 g/l 6 g/l 20 g/l 9 g/l 20 g/l 20 g/l 100 g/l 2 g/l 20 g/l 90 g/l 100 g/l 9 g/l No guideline 10 g/l 9 g/l