Other Environmental Contaminants

Treating Other Environmental Contaminants

TrojanUV systems can treat a range of contaminants in surface and groundwater, including NDMA, pharmaceuticals and fuel

About Environmental Contaminants

Environmental contaminants are harmful chemicals present in soil, air and water. Research has shown that a wide variety of such chemicals exist at trace concentrations in streams, lakes, rivers and groundwater throughout the world. UV advanced oxidation (also known as UV AOP) is an established technology for the remediation of contaminants in groundwater and surface water.

TrojanUV advanced oxidation systems have been installed around the world to treat a variety of contaminants, including:

  • Volatile organic compounds (e.g., 1,4-dioxane)

  • Algal toxins and taste & odor causing compounds

  • Pesticides

  • Nitrosamines (e.g., NDMA)

  • Endocrine disruptor compounds such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs)

  • Fuel and fuel additives

  • Hazardous substances (e.g., cyanide)


NDMA and Nitrosamines

The nitrosamine group, a group that includes N‑nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), has attracted increased attention from the water treatment community as potent and potentially wide-ranging water contaminants. While their presence in municipal wastewater and indirect potable reuse is relatively well understood, understanding of their presence in drinking water is limited.

NDMA and Nitrosamines Fact Sheet

Endocrine Disruptor Compounds

Research has provided growing evidence that many chemicals and mixtures of chemicals potentially present in our environment may act to inhibit, mimic, or accelerate the functions of the endocrine system in humans and animals. The sources of these contaminants are varied: wastewater treatment plant discharge, manufacturing plant wastewater, and chemical spills are a few examples.

Endocrine Disruptor Compounds Fact Sheet

Fuel and Fuel Additives

The accidental release of fuels and propellants has led to the widespread contamination of groundwater by chemicals such as methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), benzene, toluene, ethylene, xylene (BTEX) and hydrazine. Contamination of water supplies is wide ranging due to the large number of leaking underground storage tanks and pipes, gasoline spills, and gasoline-consuming recreational vehicle usage in reservoirs.

Read the Fact Sheet

Fuel and Fuel Additives Fact Sheet

Systems for Treating Other Environmental Contaminants

TrojanUVFlexAOP 200 Series Chamber


The TrojanUVFlex®AOP is our latest UV advanced oxidation solution for the treatment of contaminants. It’s cross-flow lamp orientation enhances treatment efficiency and provides built-in redundancy. A compact and modular chamber design allows for easy expandability and installation in even the smallest of spaces.

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TrojanUVPhox Chambers


Vertically stackable and modular, the TrojanUVPhox® allows for multiple chambers in series and the ability to expand without increasing footprint. It’s the industry-standard for UV advanced oxidation, currently installed at the world-renowned Ground Water Replenishment System in Orange County, California.

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