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Main Title DBP Control in Drinking Water: Cost and Performance.
Author Clark, R. M. ; Adams, J. Q. ; Lykins, B. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/365;
Stock Number PB94-209715
Additional Subjects Disinfectants ; Drinking water ; Byproducts ; Water treatment ; Water supply ; Aldehydes ; Chlorine ; Halogen organic compounds ; Ozone ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Filtration ; Water quality management ; Alternatives ; Cost analysis ; Distribution systems ; Water distribution ; Reprints ; Maximum Contaminant Level ; Safe Drinking Water Act ; Surface Water Treatment Rule ; Disinfection and Disinfection By-Products Rule ; Granulated active carbon
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-209715 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/11/1994
Collation 27p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) is currently attempting to balance the complex trade-offs in chemical and microbial risks associated with controlling disinfection and disinfection by-products (D/DBP) in drinking water. In attempting to achieve the balance, the U.S. EPA will propose three rules: an information collection (ICR); an enhanced surface water treatment rule (ESWTR) and a two-stage D/DBP rule. Controlling D/DBP will have a major impact on drinking water utilities in the United States. There are several options for D/DBP control, including moving the point of disinfection, removal of by-products once they are found, removing precursor material or natural organic matter before it interacts with the disinfectant, or use of a disinfectant that minimizes the formation of by-products. Overall, the most effective approach to D/DBP control is to remove precursor before it reacts with the disinfectant. The choice of any given strategy is very site specific. (Copyright (c) 1994 ASCE.)