I'm doing my final year project on the efficacy of UV
light as a bactericidal tool, primarily to determine
the possibility of replacing chlorination as the
standard water disinfection method.
I've managed to find quite of bit of information, but
not much actual experimental evidence from say, the
past decade. I would've thought with UV apparatus
developing at the rate it is, somebody would have
done some tests to determine how efficient UV light is
for killing bacteria, viruses, spores, etc.
As far as I can gather, the consensus still seems to
be that methods like chlorination are better, with only
a handful of scientists believing that UV is the
safer and more efficient alternative.
Anyone have any information on this? Anything would
be appreciated, even hints on where to turn next. Thanks.