Treating ground water contaminated with high perchlorate concentrations by an ion exchange membrane bioreactor Conference Paper uri icon


  • Perchlorate (ClO4-) contamination of drinking water has become a world-wide concern, especially where perchlorate contamination from military and aerospace industries threatens public water systems (Srinivasan and Sorial 2009). The main health concern regarding perchlorate is its interference with iodine uptake by the thyroid glands, affecting the normal development of fetuses, babies and young children (Urbansky and Schock 1999). Recently it was decided by the US EPA to develop standard regulation for perchlorate contamination in drinking water (USEPA 2005). In the state of California such a standard already exists where the maximum perchlorate concentration for drinking water is 6 g L-1 (analytical detection limit)(CDPH 2011). High ClO4-concentration was found in Israel's coastal aquifer in the Ramat Ha'Sharon area (Adar and Nativ 2005), and appears to be …

publication date

  • January 1, 2012