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Main Title Alternative water disinfection schemes for reduced trihalomethane formation Algae as precursors for trihalomethanes in chlorinated drinking water /
Author Briley, Kathryn F. ; Williams, R. F. ; Sorber, C. A.
Other Authors
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,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/005; EPA-R-806046
Stock Number PB84-129006
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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-129006 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 83 pages ; 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.
Vol. II. "Jan. 1984"--Vol. II. Microfiche.
Contents Notes
v. 2. Algae as precursors for trihalomethanes in chlorinated drinking water.