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Main Title Alternative water disinfection schemes for reduced trihalomethane formation /
Author Briley, Kathryn F. ; Williams, R. F. ; Sorber, C. A.
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Author Title of a Work
Williams, Robert F.,
Sorber, Charles A.
CORP Author Texas Univ. at San Antonio.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory : Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-S2-84-005; PB84129006
Stock Number PB84-129006
OCLC Number 11584401
Subjects Water--Purification
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Disinfection ; Algae ; Substitutes ; Potable water ; Chlorination ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Phytoplankton ; Halomethanes ; Anabaena cylindrica ; Scenedesmus quadricauda ; Pediastrum boryanum
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-84-005 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-S2-84-005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/07/2005
NTIS  PB84-129006 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation volumes ; 28 cm
This study investigated three species of algae, Anabaena cylindrica, Scenedesmus quadricauda, and Pediastrum boryanum, with respect to their potential for the formation of THM when chlorinated. Algae were cultured and the cells (algal biomass) were separated from the extracellular products (ECP) at several times along the normal growth curves for each species in order to separately study their contribution as THM precursor material. Correlation of the growth period of the algae and THM production was observed. THMs were produced from both the ECP and the isolated algal cells of all three species when dosed with chlorine. The significance of these findings suggest that reduction of THM may be partially accomplished by observation and/or control of the natural phytoplankton communities in the water source for domestic water supplies.
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. "Jan. 1984"--Vol. II. "EPA/600-S2-84-005." Description based on: Vol. II.
Contents Notes
v. 2. Algae as precursors for trihalomethanes in chlorinated drinking water.