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RECORD NUMBER: 130 OF 339
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|Main Title||Evaluating Costs and Benefits of Alternative Disinfectants.|
|Author||Clark, Robert M. ;|
|CORP Author||Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.|
|Additional Subjects||Benefit cost analysis ; Disinfectants ; Chlorination ; Economic analysis ; Public health ; Water treatment ; Water quality ; Reprints ; Methane/trihalo ; Environmental Protection Agency|
Environmental Protection Agency regulation of the maximum contaminant level for total trihalomethanes, along with the discovery that TRMS are formed during the disinfection process, has led to increased scrutiny of disinfection practices. An analysis of the cost-benefit ratios of chlorination and other methods of disinfection concludes that the benefits associated with any type of disinfection far outweigh the costs.