Removal of pesticides

Source

Contamination from pesticides is primarily a result of the use of Caseron G and Prefix G for controlling weeds. The decomposition product 2.6-dichlorbenzamide - BAM - comes from dichlorbenil which forms part of Caseron and Prefix. Today, waterworks bore wells are analysed for many different types of pesticides and pesticides are found in relatively many waterworks bore wells.   

Solution

BAM can be reduced in a pressure filter with a filter material based on activated carbon. Activated carbon is a natural product made from stone, wood, or coconut shell. An activated carbon filter can among other things remove free chlorine, pesticides, and organic solution agents.

An activated carbon filter is used for removing pesticides, chlorine-containing, organic solution agents, phenols, chlorine, oils, and hydrocarbon. This installation has a treatment capacity of 50 m³/h.

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