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Main Title To Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Iodine for the Disinfection of Public Water Supplies and to Determine the Physiological Effects on a Human Population.
Author Blac, A. P. ;
CORP Author Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Year Published 1968
Report Number WPD-19-05-67;
Stock Number PB-216 094
Additional Subjects ( Water treatment ; Iodination) ; ( Disinfectants ; Iodine) ; Potable water ; Water supply ; Dosage ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Public health ; Gainesville(Florida) ; Florida ; Bactericides ; Algicides ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-216 094 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 74p
The production of objectionable tastes and odors during the period of experimental iodination of the municipal water supply of Gainesville, Florida in 1967 emphasized the importance of a better understanding of the types of compounds which are formed by the reaction of various types of organic compounds present in polluted water with disinfecting concentrations of elemental iodine. The taste threshold concentrations of iodine, free chlorine, and monochloramine were determined. Studies of the disinfection of swimming pool water have further demonstrated the effectiveness of iodine as a sanitizing agent, have shown that staphylococci are controlled more effectively by iodine than by chlorine, and that iodine does not control the growth of algae. A five year study of the physiological effect of iodine on a human population at the prisons at Lowell, indicate that no undesirable effects have resulted from the ingestion of a water disinfected with a dosage of 1.0 ppm of iodine.