Science Inventory

Drinking Water Quality in Hospitals and Other Buildings

Citation:

Triantafyllidou, S. Drinking Water Quality in Hospitals and Other Buildings. Presented at University of Cincinnati Lecture, Cincinnati, OH, April 05, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

To give a lecture to a class of graduate students (ENVE 6054: Physical/Chemical Processes for Water Quality Control) at the University of Cincinnati, by presenting past research projects.

Description:

Drinking water quality entering large buildings is generally adequately controlled by the water utility, but localized problems may occur within building or “premise” plumbing. Particular concerns are loss of disinfectant residual and temperature variability, which may enhance pathogen activity and metallic corrosion. Disinfection systems are available to building managers and are being installed in a variety of commercial buildings (hospitals, hotels, office buildings.) Yet our understanding of such additional treatment and of how to monitor end water quality at these buildings is limited. This class lecture will discuss challenges in maintaining acceptable water quality in hospitals, schools and other buildings.

URLs/Downloads:

DW Quality in Hospitals and Other Bldg   (PDF,NA pp, 2501 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 04/05/2017
Record Last Revised: 09/15/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 337458

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SYSTEMS DIVISION