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Main Title Disinfectant Chemistry in Drinking Water: Overview of Impacts on Drinking Water Quality.
Author Stevens, A. A. ; Moore, L. ; Dressman, R. C. ; Seeger, D. R. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/D-84-015;
Stock Number PB84-130509
Additional Subjects Disinfectants ; Water treatment ; Potable water ; Chlorine ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Chlorine oxides ; Amines ; Ozone ; Chemical reactions ; Halogen organic compounds ; Halomethanes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-130509 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 33p
Chemicals commonly considered for use as disinfectants in municipal drinking water treatment are chlorine, chloramines, chlorine dioxide, and ozone. Considerations such as disinfection power, ease of application, and low cost have led in the past to the use of free chlorine as the primary disinfectant. Discovery of trihalomethanes, formed by the action of free chlorine upon natural organic materials has led to a reexamination of this practice. A change to an alternative disinfection practice has now either occurred or is being contemplated by utilities that otherwise have difficulty meeting the maximum contaminant level requirement for trihalomethanes.