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Main Title Formation and control of non-trihalomethane by-products
Author Stevens, Alan A. ; Moore, L. A. ; Miltner, R. J.
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Author Title of a Work
Moore, Leown.
Miltner, Richard J.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher The Division,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/037
Stock Number PB89-222624
Subjects Drinking water--United States--Purification--By-products--Toxicology ; Chlorination--Toxicology ; Trihalomethanes ; Disinfection and disinfectants ; Drinking water--Disinfection ; Water--Purification ; Drinking water--Health aspects
Additional Subjects Drinking water ; Chlorination ; Water treatment ; Pilot plants ; Byproducts ; Chlomethanes ; Removal ; Disinfection ; Oxidizers ; Water pollution control ; pH ; Disinfectants ; Regulations ; Concentration(Composition) ; Trihalomethanes
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NTIS  PB89-222624 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 ii, 17 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
Hundreds of organic byproducts of chlorination are now known to occur in drinking water along with the trihalomethanes. About twenty of these appear to be found with sufficient frequency and in sufficient concentration to attract consideration for regulations. These include chloral hydrate, chloropicrin, a trichloropropanone, haloacetonitriles, and haloacetic acids. Trihalomethane concentrations do not serve as good predictors of concentrations of these other byproducts because their conditions of formation vary widely. This is especially true when pH is changed. Treatment strategies for control of these byproducts including the trihalomethanes are: Remove the compounds after they are formed; Remove precursors; and Use other disinfectants. Current evidence supports the idea that precursor removal processes effective for trihalomethane control may be effective for the other byproducts as well.
EPA/600/D-89/037 PB89-222624 Bibliography: p. 8.