EPA Science Inventory

Decontamination of Drinking Water Infrastructure: A Literature Review and Summary

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Decontamination of Drinking Water Infrastructure: A Literature Review and Summary. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-13/156, 2014.

Description:

Report

Purpose/Objective:

The focus of this report is summarizing available data on the propensity of representative target CBR contaminants to adhere to wetted drinking water infrastructure surfaces, such as pipes, and techniques for decontamination should adherence occur. Persistence and decontamination data included in this report pertain to the most common types of water pipe used in North America, including cast/ductile iron, cementitious material like cement-mortar lined ductile iron, and plastics like PVC. Each section includes a discussion of the current literature regarding persistence and decontamination data for a range of CBR agents on drinking water infrastructure. This is followed by a study of decontamination data from the peer-reviewed literature on drinking water infrastructure, or similar materials and environments if no directly applicable data was found. Conclusions about techniques or methodologies for drinking water infrastructure decontamination that can be drawn from the literature review are presented. Finally, suggestions for future research are discussed.

URLs/Downloads:

DECONTAMINATION OF DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE: A LITERATURE REVIEW AND SUMMARY   (PDF,NA pp, 444 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 05/01/2014
Completion Date: 05/01/2014
Record Last Revised: 10/08/2014
Record Created: 05/01/2014
Record Released: 05/01/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 274760

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION DIVISION