Chlorination in various forms has been the predominant method of drinking water disinfection in the United States for more than 70 years. The seventh volume of the Drinking Water and Health series addresses current methods of drinking water disinfection and compares standard chlorination techniques with alternative methods. Currently used techniques are discussed in terms of their chemical activity, and their efficacy against waterborne pathogens, including bacteria, cysts, and viruses, is compared. Charts, tables, graphs, and case studies are used to analyze the effectiveness of chlorination, chloramination, and ozonation as disinfectant processes and to compare these methods for their production of toxic by-products. Epidemiological case studies on the toxicological effects of chemical by-products in drinking water are also presented.REFERENCES Akin, E. W., J. C. Hoff, and E. C. Lippy. 1982. Waterborne outbreak control: ... Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Ga. [19 pp.] CDC (Centers for Diseaseanbsp;...
|Title||:||Drinking Water and Health, Volume 7|
|Author||:||Safe Drinking Water Committee, Commission on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1987-01-15|