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Publications on UV-Irradiation and Water Treatment

Schmalwieser, A. W. (2017). Fifteen years of experience with standardized reference radiometers for controlling low-pressure UV disinfection plants for drinking water. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 17(4), 975-984


Schmalwieser, A. W., Hirschmann, G., Cabaj, A., & Sommer, R. (2017). Method to determine the power efficiency of UV disinfection plants and its application to low pressure plants for drinking water. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 17(4), 947–957

Guerrero-Latorre, L., Gonzales-Gustavson, L., Hundesa, A., Sommer, R., Girones R.
UV disinfection and flocculation-chlorination sachets to reduce hepatitis E virus in drinking water
(2016) Int J Hyg Environ Health, 219(4-5), pp. 405-11

Blatchley III, E.R., Oguma, K., Sommer, R.
Comment on UV Disinfection Induces a VBNC State in Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
(2016) IUVA News 18 (3), pp. 12-16

Schmalwieser, A.W., Hirschmann, G., Cabaj, A., Sommer, R.
Method to determine the power efficiency of UV disinfection plants and its application to low pressure plants for drinking water
(2016) Water Science & Technology Water Supply. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2016.185

Schmalwieser, A.W.
15 Years experiences with standardized reference radiometers for controlling low-pressure UV disinfection plants for drinking water
(2016). Water Science & Technology Water Supply. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2016.197

Sommer, R., Hirschmann, G., Cabaj, A., Haider, Th., Schmalwieser, A.
Standardized Biodosimetry: a valuable tool to measure performance of UV systems for drinking water disinfection
(2016) IUVA World Conference, Jan. 31- Feb. 3, 2016, Vancouver Canada

Schön, K.H., Sperfeld, P., Schmalwieser, A.W., Eggers J.
Harmonization of DVGW and OENORM test protocols
(2016) IUVA World Conference, Jan. 31- Feb. 3, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Schmalwieser, A.W., Cabaj, A., Hirschmann, G., Sommer, R.
Ten-year monitoring of an ultraviolet disinfection plant for drinking water
(2015) Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science 10(2), 34-39.

Cervero-Aragó, S., Sommer, R., Araujo, R.M.
Effect of UV irradiation (253.7nm) on free Legionella and Legionella associated with its amoebae hosts
(2014) Water Research, 67, pp. 299-309.

Schmalwieser, A.W., Wright, H., Cabaj, A., Heath, M., Mackay, E., Schauberger, G.
Aging of low-pressure amalgam lamps and UV dose delivery
(2014) Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science (9), 2 113-124.

Calgua, B., Carratalà, A., Guerrero-Latorre, L., de Abreu Corrêa, A., Kohn, T., Sommer, R., Girones, R.
UVC Inactivation of dsDNA and ssRNA Viruses in Water: UV Fluences and a qPCR-Based Approach to Evaluate Decay on Viral Infectivity
(2014) Food and Environmental Virology, 6 (4), pp. 260-268.

Heath, M., Wright, H., Schmalwieser, A.W.
UV Lamp Aging is Predicted by Direct Measurement of UV Transmittance
(2014) WQTC 2014; Nov 16-20, 2014; New Orleans. Program and Abstracts

Carratalà, A., Rusiñol, M., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Guerrero-Latorre, L., Sommer, R., Girones, R.
Environmental Effectors on the Inactivation of Human Adenoviruses in Water
(2013) Food and Environmental Virology, 5 (4), pp. 203-214.

Dombrowsky, M., Kirschner, A., Sommer, R.
PVC-piping promotes growth of Ralstonia pickettii in dialysis water treatment facilities
(2013) Water Science and Technology, 68 (4), pp. 929-933.

Schaar, H., Sommer, R., Schürhagl, R., Yillia, P., Kreuzinger, N.
Microorganism inactivation by an ozonation step optimized for micropollutant removal from tertiary effluent
(2013) Water Science and Technology, 68 (2), pp. 311-318.

Griessler, M., Knetsch, S., Schimpf, E., Schmidhuber, A., Schrammel, B., Wesner, W., Sommer, R., Kirschner, A.K.T.
Inactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in electrochemical advanced oxidation process with diamond electrodes
(2011) Water Science and Technology, 63 (9), pp. 2010-2016.

Wright, H., Heath, M., Schultz, C., Bogan, T., Cabaj, A., Schmalwieser, A.
AwwaRF UV knowledge base documents UV disinfection in North America
(2009) American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2009, ACE 2009, 41 p.

Sommer, R., Cabaj, A., Hirschmann, G., Haider, T.
Disinfection of drinking water by UV irradiation: Basic principles - Specific requirements - International implementations
(2008) Ozone: Science and Engineering, 30 (1), pp. 43-48.

Pribil, W., Gehringer, P., Eschweiler, H., Cabaj, A., Haider, T., Sommer, R.
Assessment of Bacillus subtilis spores as a possible bioindicator for evaluation of the microbicidal efficacy of radiation processing of water
(2007) Water Environment Research, 79 (7), pp. 720-724.

Sommer, R., Cabaj, A., Hirschmann, G.
Disinfection of drinking water: Safety of UV-plants [Desinfektion von Trinkwasser: Sicherheit von UV-Anlagen]
(2007) Osterreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft, 59 (1-2), pp. 9-14.

Mamane-Gravetz, H., Linden, K.G., Cabaj, A., Sommer, R.
Spectral sensitivity of Bacillus subtilis spores and MS2 coliphage for validation testing of ultraviolet reactors for water disinfection
(2005) Environmental Science and Technology, 39 (20), pp. 7845-7852.

Cabaj, A., Sommer, R., Bolton, J., Wright, H., Schmalwieser, A.
The influence of the position and spectral sensitivity of sensors on the surveillance of water-disinfection plants with polychromatic ultraviolet radiation
(2005) Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 4 (SUPPL. 1), pp. S45-S50.

Sommer, R., Pribil, W., Pfleger, S., Haider, T., Werderitsch, M., Gehringer, P.
Microbicidal efficacy of an advanced oxidation process using ozone/hydrogen peroxide in water treatment
(2004) Water Science and Technology, 50 (1), pp. 159-164.

De Roda Husman, A.M., Bijkerk, P., Lodder, W., Van Den Berg, H., Pribil, W., Cabaj, A., Gehringer, P., Sommer, R., Duizer, E.
Calicivirus inactivation by nonionizing (253.7-nanometer-wavelength [UV]) and ionizing (gamma) radiation
(2004) Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 70 (9), pp. 5089-5093.

Gehringer, P., Eschweiler, H., Leth, H., Pribil, W., Pfleger, S., Cabaj, A., Haider, T., Sommer, R.
Bacteriophages as viral indicators for radiation processing of water: A chemical approach
(2003) Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 58 (6), pp. 651-656.

Cabaj, A., Sommer, R., Pribil, W., Haider, T.
The spectral UV sensitivity of microorganisms used in biodosimetry
(2002) Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2 (3), pp. 175-181.

Haider, T., Sommer, R., Knasmüller, S., Eckl, P., Pribil, W., Cabaj, A., Kundi, M.
Genotoxic response of Austrian groundwater samples treated under standardized UV (254nm)-disinfection conditions in a combination of three different bioassays
(2002) Water Research, 36 (1), pp. 25-32.

Sommer, R., Pribil, W., Appelt, S., Gehringer, P., Eschweiler, H., Leth, H., Cabaj, A., Haider, T.
Inactivation of bacteriophages in water by means of non-ionizing (UV-253.7nm) and ionizing (gamma) radiation: A comparative approach
(2001) Water Research, 35 (13), pp. 3109-3116.

Cabaj, A., Sommer, R., Pribil, W., Haider, T.
What means "dose" in UV-disinfection with medium pressure lamps?
(2001) Ozone: Science and Engineering, 23 (3), pp. 239-244.

Sommer, R., Lhotsky, M., Haider, T., Cabaj, A.
UV inactivation, liquid-holding recovery, and photoreactivation of Escherichia coli O157 and other pathogenic Escherichia coli strains in water
(2000) Journal of Food Protection, 63 (8), pp. 1015-1020.

Cabaj, A., Sommer, R.
Measurement of ultraviolet radiation with biological dosemeters
(2000) Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 91 (1-3), pp. 139-142.

Sommer, R., Cabaj, A., Sandu, T., Lhotsky, M.
Measurement of UV radiation using suspensions of microorganisms
(1999) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 53 (1-3), pp. 1-6.

Vorbeck-Meister, I., Sommer, R., Vorbeck, F., Hörl, W.H.
Quality of water used for haemodialysis: Bacteriological and chemical parameters
(1999) Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 14 (3), pp. 666-675.

Sommer, R., Haider, T., Cabaj, A., Pribil, W., Lhotsky, M.
Time dose reciprocity in UV disinfection of water
(1998) Water Science and Technology, 38 (12), pp. 145-150.

Sommer, R., Cabaj, A., Haider, T.
Influences on the efficacy of water disinfection by ultraviolet light
(1997) Zentralblatt fur Hygiene und Umweltmedizin, 200 (4), p. 408.

Haider, T., Sommer, R., Cabaj, A., Heidenreich, E., Pribil, W., Kundi, M.
Recombination mechanism: A putative cause of deviation in time-dose reciprocity during UV irradiation of yeast
(1997) Zentralblatt fur Hygiene und Umweltmedizin, 200 (4), pp. 376-377.

Sommer, R., Cabaj, A., Pribil, W., Haider, T.
Influence of lamp intensity and water transmittance on the UV disinfection of water
(1997) Water Science and Technology, 35 (11-12), pp. 113-118.

Sommer, R., Cabaj, A., Haider, T.
Microbicidal effect of reflected UV radiation in devices for water disinfection
(1996) Water Science and Technology, 34 (7-8 -8 pt 4), pp. 173-177.

Sommer, R., Haider, T., Cabaj, A., Heidenreich, E., Kundi, M.
Increased inactivation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by protraction of UV irradiation
(1996) Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 62 (6), pp. 1977-1983.

Cabaj, A., Sommer, R., Schoenen, D.
Biodosimetry: Model calculations for u.v. water disinfection devices with regard to dose distributions
(1996) Water Research, 30 (4), pp. 1003-1009.

Sommer, R., Cabaj, A., Schoenen, D., Gebel, J., Kolch, A., Havelaar, A.H., Schets, F.M.
Comparison of three laboratory devices for UV-inactivation of microorganisms
(1995) Water Science and Technology, 31 (5-6), pp. 147-156.

Helma, C., Sommer, R., Schulte-Hermann, R., Knasmüller, S.
Enhanced clastogenicity of contaminated groundwater following UV irradiation detected by the Tradescantia micronucleus assay
(1994) Mutation Research Letters, 323 (3), pp. 93-98.

Sommer, R., Cabaj, A.
Evaluation of the efficiency of a UV plant for drinking water disinfection
(1993) Water Science and Technology, 27 (3-4), pp. 357-362.

Sommer, R., Weber, G., Cabaj, A.
UV-disinfection of drinking water
(1990) Forum Stadte-Hygiene, 41 (4), pp. 178-180.

Sommer, R., Weber, G., Cabaj, A., Wekerle, J., Keck, G., Schauberge r, G.
UV-Inaktivierung von Mikroorganismen in Wasser
(1989) Zentralblatt für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin, 189 (3), pp. 214-224.