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Main Title Significant Findings Related to Formation of Chlorinated Organics in the Presence of Chloramines.
Author Arber, R. ; Speed, M. A. ; Scully, F. ;
CORP Author Thornton, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-809333; EPA/600/D-87/249;
Stock Number PB88-107172
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Water quality ; Standards ; Disinfection ; Chlorination ; Thornton(Colorado) ; Reprints ; Chloramines ; Methane/trihalo
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-107172 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
The primary objective of the drinking water industry is to produce safe, potable water for its consumers at the lowest possible cost. As the definition of acceptable quality changes via federal regulations, many communities are experiencing difficulty in meeting the objective. Of particular concern for some communities is the ability to meet the trihalomethane (THM) standard. Previous research indicates that the use of combined chlorine as an alternative to free chlorine disinfection is one way that a utility can meet the THM standard. Currently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned about the practice of chloramination as a means of disinfection because of its lower bactericidal control characteristics, as well as the possible formation of unidentified by-products. Recent research performed at Thornton, Colorado, has indicated that these concerns are warranted and that the quality characteristics of a water disinfected with chloramines varies considerably with the method of formation of combined chlorine. (Copyright (c) 1984 Env. Impact and Health Effects.)