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Studies on Disinfection By-Products and Drinking Water

Fact Sheet 2004-3032

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Abstract

Drinking water is disinfected with chemicals to remove pathogens, such as Giardia and Cryptosproridium, and prevent waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. During disinfection, by-products are formed at trace concentrations. Because some of these by-products are suspected carcinogens, drinking water utilities must maintain the effectiveness of the disinfection process while minimizing the formation of by-products.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Studies on Disinfection By-Products and Drinking Water
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2004-3032
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2007
Language:
ENGLISH
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y