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Main Title Chlorine dioxide for drinking water disinfection /
Author Lykins, B. W. ; Goodrich, J. A. ; Hoff, J. C. ; Kothari, N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Goodrich, James A.
Hoff, John C.
Kothari, Nilaksh.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;HKM Associates, Billings, MT.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/082
Stock Number PB89-223648
Subjects Water--Purification--Chlorination
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Potable water ; Chlorination ; Disinfection ; Trichloromethane ; Biocides ; Effectiveness ; Drinking water ; Water microbiology ; Chlorine dioxide
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-223648 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 21 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The paper presents the methods of generation, biocidal effectiveness, field applications, and problems with using chlorine dioxide for disinfecting drinking water brought about by the need to comply with the trihalomethane regulation. Many drinking water utilities have had to alter their treatment methods. One option available to these utilities is to use a disinfectant other than chlorine such as chlorine dioxide. With chlorine dioxide disinfection, trihalomethanes are not formed by reactions with humic substances if the chlorine dioxide is produced without excess chlorine. Also, chlorine dioxide is not expected to react with humic substances to form other byproducts scheduled for regulation such as haloacids and haloacetonitriles. However, there are some possible health effects from chlorine dioxide and its inorganic byproducts (chlorite and chlorate). Chlorine dioxide has been used in potable water treatment for controlling taste and odor and for removing iron and manganese. Control of bacteria and viruses, chlorine dioxide is as effective or superior to free chlorine. Chlorine dioxide is an effective drinking water disinfectant and current estimates indicate that 300 to 400 utilities in the United States have chlorine dioxide treatment equipment.
"Presented at the 1989 Montana Section of AWWA/Montana WPC Association Joint Conference, Great Falls, Montana, March 29-31, 1989." Caption title. "March 1989." "EPA/600/D-89/082." Microfiche.