Science Inventory

Fate of High Priority Pesticides During Drinking Water Treatment

Citation:

DUIRK, S. E., L. M. Desetto, AND G. M. Davis. Fate of High Priority Pesticides During Drinking Water Treatment. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-08/089 (NTIS PB2009-103241), 2008.

Impact/Purpose:

The emphasis of this research is to assess exposure to pesticides, toxics, and their transformation products from consuming potable water that has undergone either chemical disinfection and/or lime softening.

Description:

The fate of organophosphorus (OP) pesticides in the presence of chlorinated oxidants was investigated under drinking water treatment conditions. In the presence of aqueous chlorine, intrinsic rate coefficients were found for the reaction of hypochlorous acid and hypochlorite ion with eight OP pesticides.

URLs/Downloads:

DUIRK 08 094 APM_382.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 557 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 09/01/2008
Record Last Revised: 06/11/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 198827